Mindy McCready's Messy Custody Battle

Country singer defies judge's order to turn over son, as dispute gets heated.
2:38 | 12/03/11

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Very messy and very public custody dispute involving the country singer Mindy McCready. He's been on the run as you may know but overnight the police tracked her down with her five year old son. ABC's Steve -- Sami is in Atlanta this morning with the very latest Steve good morning. Good morning Dan we're still learning details but last night the law finally caught up with the country singer in this morning her son is on his way to his legal guardian. His grandmother in Florida. The Cleveland county sheriff tells -- BC news that they took five year old -- McCready from his mother around 8 PM Friday. At a lake home owned by -- -- boyfriend in Heber springs Arkansas. Authorities say the boyfriend was talking to police while the multi platinum selling recording artist was hiding in -- closet with her son. Child welfare officials say he is safe and in good health. He never really wasn't any danger but the FBI circulated flyers called it -- parental abduction. And declared Zander missing. Last seen in this Ford explore outside the home increase father after the singer's many troubles including time on Celebrity Rehab for a serious drug problem. The court -- custody of her son to her mother. Last night her mother broke into tears over the situation and I can't even explain it. Can't explain it. Mindy McCready -- spent the past few years turning her life around and she's been fighting for custody of her son. The focus in custody cases is what's in the best interest of the child she wants to go to court. And she wants to say you know what I'd like this court order lifted I want to change the custody arrangement great. Go do that but you can't just go in there grabbed the child and -- evade authorities. The -- ordered her to return the boy Thursday evening. But through her represented as he told authorities she seven months pregnant with twins and in no condition to travel. On -- -- FaceBook page her fans were divided Mindy I know the desperation that you're feeling. The bond between a mother and child is unbreakable but honey you're going about it the wrong way. And from another stand your ground he is -- child rooting for you -- -- Florida McCready father hopes the courts will side with his daughter soon. I really hope. Does somebody get some sense and says look you know the child needs to be -- -- mom. So far no criminal charges have been filed against McCready for taking her son from his legal guardian. It appears Florida authorities may have known McCready location for some time the police who took custody of the boy arrived with a signed warrant. And the US marshals in --

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