Monday, December 5, 2011
– Mindy McCready left court a "happy girl" in Arkansas on Monday in a case involving her five-year-son Zander.
"I can't talk about, but I'll tell you I'm a happy girl," she told television cameras after leaving the Arkansas court. "I love Judge (Lee) Harrod. I tell you that. He's a good man."
The judge sealed the proceedings. He said he had no comment about the court actions.
"All proceedings and documentation surrounding the hearing are sealed," a statement from McCready's publicist said. "No further information is available at this time."
McCready took her five-year-old son, Zander, from her father's home in Florida. She and the boy were eventually found hiding in a bedroom closet on Friday night in an empty summer home in Heber Springs, Ark. McCready was not arrested, but the son was taken by Arkansas Department of Human Services officials.
McCready is battling her mother for custody of her son. McCready was ordered by a Florida judge to return to the state with her son, but she said she was unable to do so with Zander because she was pregnant with twins.
This is the latest chapter in the troubles McCready has endured, which include depression, drug abuse, sex tapes being released and problematic relationships.