Charlie Bothuell's stepmother released from custody, placed on tether

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell has been released from police custody.

Monique Dillard-Bothuell was released Saturday afternoon. She had been locked up on a probation violation. She was ordered to pay a $5,000 personal bond and wear a tether.

Dillard-Bothuell was taken into custody after a bench warrant was issued for her arrest. It stems from an alleged probation violation.

She was on probation after pleading guilty to purchasing a pistol without a permit earlier this year. Her probation is scheduled to last for two years.

Dillard-Bothuell was taken into custody after police discovered 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell in the basement of his father's condo complex on Wednesday.

Bothuell was discovered hiding behind a 55-gallon drum while police executed their fourth search warrant on the Nicolet Place home. He has been missing for 11 days. It's not yet clear exactly where Charlie was during the time he was missing.

Child Protective Services has removed two other children, a 4-year-old and a 10-month-old from that home. Both Dillard-Bothuell and her husband, Charlie's father Charlie Bothuell IV, as due in juvenile court Friday afternoon for a hearing on these children.

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