Acting on an emergency “pickup order” from a Florida judge issued on Thursday, authorities went to an Arkansas home early Saturday morning and recovered Mindy McCready’s 5-year old son. She and Zander were discovered hiding in a closet in that home.
The country star and ex Celebrity Rehab reality show star took the boy from his dad Billy McKnight while Zander was visiting. Mindy refused to return him, sparking a nationwide hunt. She told him and authorities she couldn’t return the boy because she is 7 months pregnant. That news was confirmed by People early last week.
Mindy’s mom and stepdad, Gayle and Michael Inge, had custody of Zander before Mindy took him to Arkansas. She said she suspected the boy’s dad was mistreating or abusing him.
McCready maintains that she did not kidnap her son, and told several news outlets that since this story broke. New York Daily News reported that the father of Mindy’s baby is her current manager boyfriend, David Wilson.