Charlie Bothuell's stepmother to be released from custody, ordered to pay bond and wear tether

DETROIT (WXYZ) - A probation violation hearing for the stepmother of a 12-year-old boy who was discovered in his father's basement more than a week after he went missing has resulted in a judge ordering her release from jail.

Monique Dillard-Bothuell 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.

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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