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Evelyn Boswell

Evelyn Boswell: Boyfriend of deceased Tennessee tot’s grandmother charged with child abuse, domestic violence

The boyfriend of deceased Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell’s grandmother is behind bars again.

According to CBS Knoxville, William McCloud was arrested Sunday and charged with child abuse and neglect, domestic assault and protection order violation. Court documents indicate that McCloud went to an ex-girlfriend’s house on Saturday for dinner. The woman said he appeared to be on drugs. At some point, McCloud allegedly assaulted his ex, then struck their 8-year-old child when the child tried to intervene.

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Authorities found McCloud at a nearby home on Sunday and arrested him. He remains behind bars at the Sullivan County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond for the domestic assault charge. The presiding judge ordered no bond on the child abuse, neglect, and protection order violation charges, according to News Channel 11.

William McCloud [Police Handout]
As CrimeOnline previously reported, McCloud was arrested earlier this year for theft after police found him in a car that was connected to Evelyn’s disappearance. At the time, police said they had reason to believe that McCloud and Angela Boswell may have known the whereabouts of Evelyn. However, Evelyn was not with the pair.

In March, according to TBI special agent Brian Fraley, the toddler’s body was found at a property off of the 500 block of Muddy Creek Road in Sullivan County. The property belongs to Evelyn’s grandfather, Tommy Boswell Sr.

Boswell Sr., who has not been named a suspect in the case, said that he was the one that alerted officials in February that he had not seen Evelyn since December.

McCloud has not been charged with Evelyn’s disappearance or death.

When investigators questioned the toddler’s mother, Megan Boswell, she allegedly changed her story each time she spoke with them. She initially claimed Evelyn was with Angela Boswell. After investigators located Angela Boswell and McCloud in North Carolina, they determined Megan Boswell likely lied to stall the investigation.

Megan Boswell also allegedly said that Evelyn was with her biological father. Investigators also determined that she lied again.

“Every time we talk to her, her story changes. “I’m serious when I say every single time,”  Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy previously said.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted Megan Boswell on 11 counts of making false reports. She remains behind bars.

So far there have been no arrests for Evelyn’s death. Authorities said an autopsy for the child is still pending.

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[Feature Photo: Evelyn Boswell/Handout]