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McCready must return son by Thursday talks with police

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 – Mindy McCready must return her five-year-old son by Thursday or face arrest. While reports surfaced that McCready was missing, her publicist said that was not the case.

An Associated Press story said McCready talked with Florida police today and knew of the court order to return her son by Thursday at 5 p.m. The story said Cape Coral Police Lt. Tony Sizemore said McCready and her son were not in the Lee County, Fla., area where McCready is from. The singer is "currently outside of the terms of her family court stipulation," the story said.

State authorities filed a missing person's report on Thursday with Cape Coral police on Tuesday night after McCready took her son, Zander, from her father's home.

McCready had permission to visit Zander at her father's home, but on Tuesday the Department of Children and Families learned the boy was not there. McCready's mother has legal custody of Zander.

McCready posted on her Facebook official fan page at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, "I have been fighting the Florida court system to protect my son, and bring him home. Wink TV has once again reported nothing but lies and they are most likely being supported by the attorney for DCF child services. There is NO AMBER ALERT and my son is not missing! Detectives from the Cape Coral Police department established that this afternoon via Skype. Please do not worry or support anything they continue to lie about!! Thanks Always."

Kat Atwood, McCready's publicist, issued a statement Wednesday saying McCready and her son are "safe, healthy and comfortable." Atwood did not say where McCready was located.

McCready had success about 15 years ago with the hit single Guys Do it All the Time and Ten Thousand Angels, but she has had a series of problems since including arrests, jail time, drug abuse and an attempted suicide.

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