Singer Mindy McCready's 5-Year-Old Son In Custody

By: AP
By: AP
...authorities to return country singer Mindy McCready

**FILE** In this Aug. 22, 2006 file photo, Country singer Mindy McCready answers questions outside the courtroom in Franklin, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Russell, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Florida officials are working with
Arkansas authorities to return country singer Mindy McCready's
5-year-old son Zander to his maternal grandmother, who lives in
Florida and is the boy's legal guardian.

Florida Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Terri
Durdaller said in an email Friday night that Arkansas authorities
had taken the boy into custody.

Gayle Inge, Zander's grandmother and McCready's mother, told The
Associated Press that Zander was located at McCready's boyfriend's
lake home in Arkansas.

Inge added that her daughter and grandson were found by authorities "hiding in a closet."

The 36-year-old McCready, who is pregnant with twins, didn't
respond to emails late Friday.

McCready took the boy during a recent visit at her father's southwest Florida home. A judge ordered authorities to seize the boy and return him.

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