DETROIT -

The stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell appeared in court Friday morning.

Monique Dillard-Bothuell, 37, was arrested Thursday on a parole violation unrelated to the boy’s disappearance. She had been previously convicted for purchasing a pistol without a permit.

Defense attorneys say they plan to contest the probation violation charge. A hearing will be held on July 11.

Prosecutors requested that Dillard-Bothuell be held without bond, noting that she did not turn herself in on the charge. Defense lawyers called that assertion "highly disingenuous," saying she would have turned herself in if it had been requested.

View: Timeline of Charlie Bothuell disappearance

Stepmother to be released on $5,000 bond

Judge Gregory Bill ruled against holding her until the July 11 hearing. Dillard-Bothuell will be released on a $5,000 personal bond and has to wear a tether.

Courtroom video: Charlie Bothuell's stepmother

Her 4-year-old son and 10-month-old daughter had been turned over to Child Protective Services.

Dillard-Bothuell’s arrest came a day after her 12-year-old stepson was found alive and well in a basement.

Detroit police and the FBI had been looking for Bothuell after he was reported missing by his father, who said he disappeared on June 16.

Attorney: Court documents say stepmom made Charlie stay in basement

Dillard-Bothuell is accused of telling the boy to go into the basement and stay there, according to an attorney for Charlie Bothuell's father. The attorney cited documents from a Friday afternoon custody hearing, which included accusations that Charlie had bruises and marks after allegedly being physically and verbally abused by his father and stepmother.

"I read this petition. It says that Monique took (Charlie) into the basement and hid him and told him not to come out," said Mark Magison, the attorney for Charlie Bothuell's father. "Why would she do that? I don't understand that. It makes no sense. This is the same woman who then got the police involved and brought all of this on. None of this make sense."

Boy found Wednesday in father's basement

What was going on in the Bothuell home?

GENERAL MOTORS. THIS TIME IT IS THE TOP SELLING CAR. NEW DETAILS EMERGING IN BIZARRE CASE OF A 12-YEAR-OLD BOY FOUND IN THE BASEMENT OF HIS OWN HOME. FAMILY MEMBER ARRESTED. TWO OTHER CHILDREN REMOVED. AND BRAND NEW INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CHARLIE BOTHUELL'S LIFE WAS LIKE BEFORE HE DISAPPEARED. GOOD EVENING. SINCE 6:00, STRING OF NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MYSTERY SURROUNDING CHARLIE BOTHUELL'S DISAPPEARANCE. IT STEPMOTHER ARRESTED AND HALF BROTHER AND SISTER TAKEN IN NOW BY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. CHARLIE IS WITH HIS BIOLOGICAL MOTHER. SHAWN LEY LEARNED ABOUT HOW HE IS DOING. WE WILL GET TO SHAWN AND BEGIN WITH MARA MACDONALD, WHO JUST UNCOVERED BRAND NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHAT LIFE WAS REALLY LIKE FOR CHARLIE, AND MARRA, IT WAS A RIGOROUS ROUTINE. CARMEN, PART OF THAT RIGOROUS AND REGIMENTED ROUTINE MAY BE THE REASON OR WHAT WAS BEHIND WHAT PRECIPITATED ALL OF THIS. GET TO THAT. BUT FIRST, WE HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY NIGHT ON YOU HERE. YOU TALKED ABOUT IT. THAT 12-YEAR-OLD STEPMOTHER HAS BEEN ARRESTED. BUT NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM. POLICE CAME IN HERE TONIGHT AND PULLED HER OUT ON A PROBATION VIOLATION. SHE IS ON PROBATION TO BUYING A PISTOL WITHOUT A PERMIT. WELL HAD POLICE WENT INTO THE HOME. THEY FOUND HER TO BE IN POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN. DETROIT POLICE AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES MAKING A MOVE LATE TONIGHT. 12-YEAR-OLD STEPMOTHER ARRESTED BY POLICE AND OTHER TWO CHILDREN, FOUR YIELD BOY AND 10 MONTH OLD GIRL, IN THE HOME, REMOVED WHILE THE INVESTIGATION INTO WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE HOME INTENSIFIES. NEW TONIGHT. SOURCES SAY THEY BELIEVE CHARLIE WAS IN THE BASEMENT THE WHOLE TIME. COMING UP STAIRS TO EAT WHEN HE THOUGHT THE COAST WAS CLEAR. WHAT PRECIPITATED THE 12-YEAR-OLD TO RUN AND HIDE. POLICE SAY THE HOME SCHOOLED 12-YEAR-OLD WAS ON A STRICT SCHEDULE AND EXERCISE REGIMENT. FATHER WAS ON HIM ABOUT HIS WEIGHT. AND THE BOY WAS EXPECTED TO DO A MINIMUM OF 4000 STRIDES ON THE ELLIPTICAL WITHOUT A BREAK. HE NEEDED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM. GOT OFF THE EXERCISE MACHINE AND HIS STEPMOTHER ALERTED CHARLIE'S FATHER TO TRANSGRESSION. BOY ALLEGEDLY AFRAID OF WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO HIM. TO BE THE IT IS CLEAR POLICE ARE TAKING A CLOSE LOOK AT BOTH THE BOY'S FATHER AND STEPMOTHER. TO DETERMINE WHETHER THE BEHAVIOR IN THIS HOME WAS OVER THE LINE. AND WHETHER EITHER OF THEM KNEW HE WAS HIDDEN AWAY AND BARRICADED IN THE BASEMENT. TONIGHT ONLY CAMERAS ROLLING AS CHARLES BOTHUELL SENIOR EXITED THE FAMILY HOME AFTER HIS WIFE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. I APPRECIATE EVERYBODY GETTING THE WORD OUT. I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT EVERYBODY DID. DETROIT POLICE. FBI. MEDIA. EVERYTHING. AND FINDING MY SON. GLAD HE IS SAFE. I AM THANKFUL. AND I JUST HAVE NO FURTHER COMMENT AT THIS TIME. BACK HERE LIVE. IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THIS, POLICE SOURCES CONFIRMING FOR US THAT THEY ARE TESTING SOME BLOOD EVIDENCE. THEY ARE TESTING BLOOD EVIDENCE FOUND ON A PVC IN THIS HOME. AND TESTING BLOOD EVIDENCE FOUND IN THE FATHER'S ROOM. WHETHER EITHER OF THE PIECES OF EVIDENCE HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANCE AT THIS POINT, CARMEN, DEVIN, HAS BEEN DETERMINED. BACK TO YOU. NOW, MARA, DO WE KNOW IF CHARLIE IS COOPERATING WITH INVESTIGATORS. HE MET WITH POLICE WHILE IN THE HOSPITAL. NOW RELEASED.

Officers found Bothuell while executing a search warrant at his father's home as part of the investigation into his disappearance. It's not clear if the boy had been there the entire time. Officers had been inside the home before and cadaver dogs searched the house last week.

Read: Timeline of the Charlie Bothuell disappearance

Bothuell was initially taken to a hospital for an evaluation, questioned by police and released to his mother.

Dillard-Bothuell released with tether

Monique Dillard-Bothuell was released from William Dickerson Detention Facility in Hamtramick on Saturday around 1:55 p.m. Local 4 saw Charlie's father pick his wife up and leave the facility.