Sullivan County jail records reveal Megan Boswell, the mother of a 15-month old at the center of a statewide AMBER alert, is not pregnant.
Megan Boswell previously stated in an interview that she was pregnant, saying that makes her unable to take a polygraph test.
Sheriff Jeff Cassidy stated in a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 26th, that Megan Boswell has made inaccurate statements to authorities.
"She was never asked to meet us for a polygraph," he said. "We don't have a polygraph examiner. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation does the polygraphs and we never set up any interview for her."
Sheriff's Office records reveal that on Monday, Feb. 24th there were 4 pregnant inmates housed at the Sullivan County jail.
On Tuesday, when Megan Boswell was booked into jail at 9:09 p.m., there were still only 4 inmates listed as pregnant.
On Tuesday at 11 p.m., jail records changed to show a fifth pregnant woman had been booked. No other pregnant inmate was released.
Sheriff Cassidy has been adamant that Boswell hasn't been telling the truth throughout the investigation.
“Every time we talk to her, the story changes. I’m serious when I say that. Every single time.”
The mother of baby Evelyn Boswell has been taken into custody, according to the TBI. The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has charged Megan Boswell with False Reporting.
The search for her missing toddler continues.
More than 500 tips have come in in the search for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, but so far, TBI said there have been no credible sightings.
A statewide AMBER Alert was issued for the little Sullivan County girl on Wednesday, February 19. She is 24 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. She also has blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a pink tracksuit, pink shoes and a pink bow.
The TBI said the child was reportedly last seen on or before Dec. 26, 2019, and wasn't reported missing until Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Megan Boswell said last week she didn’t contact police because she thought the person who she claimed took her daughter, who she later claimed was the toddler's grandmother Angela Boswell, would disappear.
"Well the reason I didn't report it or anything was I knew the person who had her, and I didn't want them to run away with her," Boswell said. "And as soon as they thought anything was going on they just kinda vanished. So I'm just kinda worried, you know, about where they are at. What they're doing with her at this point in time."
Boswell told WCYB Tuesday that she is pregnant, and that is why she cannot take a polygraph test.
WCYB also spoke with Evelyn's father, Ethan Perry, by phone. Perry, who is in the military and stationed in Louisiana, said he is concerned about Evelyn and is monitoring the situation.
At this point, he wants to remain private while the investigation is ongoing.
The Tennessee Department of Children's Services confirmed Tuesday it has opened an investigation into Evelyn Boswell, but said state confidentiality laws prohibited them from making any other comments.
The reward for information leading to Evelyn's safe return is up to $59,000 dollars.
If you have any information, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.