Megan Boswell pleads not guilty, remains jailed

J. H. Osborne • May 28, 2020 at 5:53 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — Megan Boswell was arraigned Thursday, in an online videoconferencing court proceeding, on the 11 counts of false reporting a Sullivan County grand jury indicted her on last week.

Boswell waived the reading of the charges and entered a not guilty plea.

All the charges are related to statements she made to police when her 15-month-old daughter, Evelyn Mae Boswell, was missing. The toddler’s remains were later found. No charges have been placed in the child’s death, which remains under investigation.

The court hearing Thursday had originally been scheduled as a hearing on a request from Megan Boswell’s court-appointed attorney seeking a reduction in her $150,000  bond. That request, however, was filed prior to the grand jury’s action last week. With the indictments filed, the court used the hearing as an arraignment instead.

The judge left Boswell’s bond at $150,000 but said he would leave on record the attorney’s request for a lower bond.

She is next scheduled to appear in court, in relation to these charges, on July 31.

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.

Megan has been jailed on false report 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.




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