KEY POINTS

  • Megan Boswell, 18, was arrested by Tennessee police for allegedly supplying false information about her missing 15-month-old toddler, Evelyn
  • Evelyn was last reportedly seen in December, but was not reported missing until Feb. 19 by her grandfather
  • Boswell previously accused her mother, Angela Boswell, of taking Evelyn while babysitting her

A Tennessee mother was in police custody Wednesday after allegedly providing police false information as they search for her missing toddler.

Megan Boswell, 18, was arrested Tuesday in northeastern Tennessee by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office for the alleged false reports. Police said Boswell had allegedly provided conflicting information about her missing daughter, 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell, who was last reportedly seen in December.

However, the sheriff’s office said Evelyn wasn't reported as missing until Feb. 18 by her grandfather.

“During the course of the investigation, Megan ‘Maggie’ Boswell (DOB: 3/21/01) provided detectives and agents with a number of conflicting statements,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook statement. “Further investigation revealed that some of the information provided by Megan Boswell was false.”

Boswell told reporters Friday she didn’t report Evelyn missing because  she“knew the person who had her, and I didn't want them to run away with her.” She clarified on Tuesday that the “person” she was referring to was her mother, Angela Boswell, 42.

“My mother has never been the best mother and anybody that you talk to that knows me can tell you that,” Megan Boswell said.

She said she wanted to trust her mother and allowed her to babysit Evelyn when she disappeared.

Angela Boswell was arrested with a man identified as William McCloud, 33, on Friday in North Carolina after police reportedly found them in a stolen car.

Megan Boswell was booked in Sullivan County Jail on Tuesday and was held overnight on $25,000 bail.

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