After a long and public battle with substance abuse, and ultimately losing custody of her son, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mindy McCready[/lastfm] could now face kidnapping charges after taking her son and ‘disappearing’ with him. Florida police are currently searching for Mindy McCready and her 5 year old son Zander. CMT News is reporting that, according to police, Mindy McCready took her 5-year-old son Zander from his father Bill McKnight’s home in Cape Coral and reportedly disappeared.
Mindy’s mother actually has custody of the boy following bitter custody proceedings. No amber alert has been issued, since they have established that the child is with his mother. A judge has ruled that McCready has until 5 p.m. Thursday to surrender Zander to authorities or face arrest.
Mindy McCready was such a beautiful, young and super talented young lady when I met her back in the early 1990’s when I first started at “Young Country,” and we actually hung out a few times, having dinner and played laser tag! It really saddens me to see what years and years of substance abuse has done to Mindy, ruining both her career and personal life as well.
Some people may recall Mindy McCready from her stint on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew Pinsky, where I truly prayed that she would get clean and get her life back on track. This new development in a long and sad story tells me that she still needs help in that area too.
My thoughts and prayers are now with 5-year-old Zander, and praying that this innocent child is returned safely to his Grandmother who now has permanent custody.
Here is Mindy McCready back when she was on top of the world, with her hit: “Guys Do It All The Time”