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Sullivan grand jury indicts Megan Boswell on 11 charges

J. H. Osborne • May 20, 2020 at 6:05 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — A Sullivan County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Megan Boswell on 11 charges of false reporting to police during the investigation into her then-missing daughter, Evelyn Mae Boswell.

Megan has been jailed on those charges since Feb. 25. Her bond was initially set at $25,000 on March 2 and increased to $150,000 at the request of prosecutors a few days after human remains believed to be those of her missing 15-month-old daughter were discovered. The remains were later confirmed to be those of Evelyn Mae Boswell.

An arraignment on Megan Boswell’s false reports charges was postponed earlier this month due to the time required to review dozens of hours of police interviews of Boswell.

The grand jury’s actions Wednesday are not the end of the investigation into the child’s death. Evelyn was first reported missing on Feb. 18, but police have said their last credible report of her being seen was about two months prior.

Details on each count from the presentment (Megan Boswell is the defendant):

Count 1) Megan Boswell on or about February 18 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning Evelyn Boswell and the defendant’s claim that her infant child was with the child’s father, Ethan Perry.”

Count 2) Megan Boswell on or about February 18 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s alleged lack of knowledge of the whereabouts of her infant daughter and her alleged efforts to locate her daughter.”

Count 3) Megan Boswell on or about February 18 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the alleged last physical contact that the defendant had with her infant daughter and Ethan Perry’s alleged refusal to respond to her texts and voicemails regarding her daughter following an argument with Ethan Perry about the custody arrangements concerning her daughter.”

Count 4) Megan Boswell on or about February 18 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s alleged last physical contact with her infant daughter and the defendant’s alleged lack of knowledge of the whereabouts of her infant daughter even though she had concerns that her daughter was possibly injured.”

Count 5) Megan Boswell on or about February 19 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the alleged time-frame of when the defendant gave her infant daughter to Ethan Perry to keep since she could not handle her daughter anymore and Ethan Perry’s alleged threats to take the defendant to court to address the custody of their daughter.”

Count 6) Megan Boswell on or about February 20 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s alleged claim that she last saw her infant daughter in the custody of Ethan Perry on December 26, 2019, and that she had not contacted the police to report her missing child on the advice of Angela Boswell, the defendant’s mother.”

Count 7) Megan Boswell on or about February 20 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s mother possibly having her infant daughter but refusing to share with the defendant the location of her daughter and whether she had custody of the defendant’s daughter.”

Count 8) Megan Boswell on or about February 20 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s mother allegedly having taken her infant daughter in mid-December of 2019 and refusing to tell the defendant of her daughter’s location and that she allegedly did not call the police to report her infant daughter missing out of fear that her mother would harm Evelyn Boswell.”

Count 9) Megan Boswell on or about February 20 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning the defendant’s mother having allegedly taken her infant daughter because her mother believed that the defendant owed her money and that the defendant’s mother had allegedly told her that Evelyn Boswell would not be returned to the defendant until the money was paid.”

Count 10) Megan Boswell on or about February 21 knowingly made a false statement to police “with the intent to obstruct or hinder the officer from preventing the offense or incident from occurring or continuing to occur, the said false statement concerning her mother allegedly having Evelyn Boswell at an unknown location and that despite the efforts of the defendant to find her infant daughter, she allegedly did not know the whereabouts of her infant daughter and did not have any additional information to provide to law enforcement in their attempts to find the missing child.”

Count 11) Megan Boswell on or about February 21 knowingly made a false statement to police “concerning her mother allegedly having given the defendant’s infant daughter, Evelyn Boswell, to another person who Angela Boswell refused to name and that her infant child was safe and would have a better life with the unknown person than with the defendant.”

 

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