Angela Boswell, 42, of Kingsport, Tennessee, and her boyfriend, William McCloud, were arrested on fugitive warrants in North Carolina last week. Both were being sought for questioning in the disappearance of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.
The girl was not with Boswell, who is her grandmother, and McCloud when they were captured. They were arrested after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said officials were searching for their vehicle, which was reported stolen, in connection to the case.
“I’d like to get back there and get this situation with my granddaughter resolved,” Boswell told Wilkes County District Court Judge David Byrd, reported USA Today.
The pair were previously charged with possession of stolen property, the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina said in a statement last week.
While in court this week, the two both waived their right to extradition.
McCloud and Boswell will stay at the Wilkes County Jail until officials from Tennessee arrive to transport them back to the state, reported WXII.
McCloud said that he wasn’t aware that the vehicle was stolen. “I had no idea anything had went wrong with the car,” he said. “Apparently her daughter hadn’t paid for the car. Neither of us was aware of anything about that.”
The young girl is still missing and her whereabouts are currently not known.
The sheriff’s office in Sullivan County, Tennessee, wrote that it has “become aware that there are Facebook groups that are organizing search parties in relation to the Evelyn Boswell case.”
“At this time, we are not asking for volunteers to help organize search parties. In the event that we reach a point that we need volunteers for search parties, we will make that known,” the office wrote in a statement on Monday.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said it is trying to determine why the child’s disappearance was not reported to authorities sooner. The agency also said Dec. 26, 2019 is listed as the day Evelyn was last seen, but her mother and others have given conflicting dates.
The young girl has blonde hair and blue eyes, authorities said. She was last seen wearing a pink bow, a pink tracksuit, and pink shoes.
“If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Evelyn, please contact the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office at 423-279-7330 or the TBI at 1-800-TBIFIND,” a news release from TBI reads.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.