A Tennessee judge dismissed an aggravated burglary charge against the grandmother of deceased Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell but left standing a theft charge and added several others, WJHL reported.
Angela Boswell was out on bond in March for allegedly trying to steal items from a Walmart store with her boyfriend, William McCloud, when she was arrested for stealing items from her parents’ home in Kingsport, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
At the time, Boswell and McCloud were both out of jail on bond in connection with a reported stolen BMW. Authorities also believed they may have information about Evelyn Boswell, who had been reported missing in February and was the centerpieces of an AMBER Alert.
The pair were found in North Carolina and brought back to Tennessee. On March 6, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, along with the TBI, announced that they found Evelyn’s remains on a family member’s property at the 500 block of Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County. The property belongs to Megan Boswell’s father, Tommy Boswell Sr. Megan Boswell, 19, was the child’s mother. She is behind bars for giving false information in the case.
Angela Boswell and McCloud have not been named suspects in Evelyn’s disappearance and death. So far, no one has been arrested in connection with the toddler’s death.
Sullivan County authorities said earlier this month, however, that they had “multiple” persons of interest in the case, CrimeOnline reported.
On Thursday, Boswell’s father, David Jones, testified that she and McCloud had been living at the home until a week before the theft when he told her that McCloud was no longer welcome. Boswell left the day after McCloud, according to WJHL.
Jones said that his daughter was not banned from the property but did not have a key. He also said she was welcome to remove her own property from the home. But, he said, a large Samsung TV, a smaller Emerson TV, a shotgun and pistol belonging to his wife and a handsaw of his were removed from the home without permission.
Detective Jonathan Bright of the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office testified that Boswell had been very cooperative during the arrest but that she had in her possession a small bag of a crystal-like substance and a counterfeit $50 bill when she was booked into the jail.
Judge Mark Toohey dismissed the aggravated burglary charge and charged Boswell will theft under $10,000, introduction of contraband into a penal facility, possession of counterfeit money and criminal simulation.
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[Feature Photo: Evelyn Boswell/Police Handout]