Monique Dillard-Bothuell is arraigned on a probation violation charge on Friday. (Clarence Tabb, Jr. / The Detroit News)
Monique Dillard-Bothuell, the stepmother of Charlie Bothuell V, the missing 12-year-old boy who later discovered in his basement, was released from jail with a tether Saturday afternoon, according to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department. She was being held in the William Dickerson Detention Facility in Hamtramck.
Her arrest had nothing to do with the 12-year-old’s disappearance.
Dillard-Bothuell had been arrested on a probation violation charge. She is serving a two-year probation term for a misdemeanor gun violation, and was arrested Thursday after police found a gun in her house during one of the four searches of the home conducted by Detroit police and FBI agents.
On Friday, 3rd District Judge Gregory Bill set a $5,000 personal bond for Dillard-Bothuell and ordered her to wear an electronic tether. Dillard-Bothuell’s next court appearance is set for July 11.