WILKESBORO, N.C. (WATE/WKRN) — Two Tennessee residents were arrested by North Carolina law enforcement Friday after authorities located the car sought in connection to the AMBER Alert for 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.
Angela Boswell, 42, and William McCloud, 33, were arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. Both are residents of Tennessee, but investigators are not commenting on their relationship to Evelyn.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Friday morning that its agents wanted to speak with the people traveling in a gray 2007 BMW with front-end damage and Tennessee tag 3M9-6W9 “regarding Evelyn Boswell’s whereabouts.” The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina revealed its deputies located the car later in the day in the Shepherds Crossroads Community of Wilkes County.
The vehicle had been reported stolen, investigators explained. The occupants, Boswell and McCloud were arrested.
As of Friday night, the TBI said no charges had been placed in connection to the AMBER Alert and Evelyn had not been located.
An AMBER Alert for Evelyn has been effect since Wednesday.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office said Evelyn’s grandfather contacted the Department of Children’s Services earlier this week to report her missing. DCS then alerted the sheriff’s office and the TBI became involved, issuing the AMBER Alert.
During a media briefing on the investigation Friday afternoon, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy announced he would personally contribute $1,000 as a reward to bring Evelyn home safe. Since then, the reward fund has grown to at least $56,000.
When asked what date Evelyn’s mother, Megan Boswell last reported seeing her daughter, Sheriff Cassidy responded that “some of the information she has given us hasn’t been really accurate.” Instead, he said a babysitter reported last seeing the child on Dec. 11.
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