Mindy McCready Says She Can’t Return With Son Because She’s Pregnant

The Mindy McCready kidnapping story has just gotten a bit more interesting, as the singer announced she was unlikely to rescind custody of her 5-year-old son across state lines any time soon, citing the fact that she is seven months pregnant with twins.

Earlier this week, news broke that the country singer was the subject of a missing persons report after she failed to comply with court-ordered visitation terms. At the time, McCready made the following statement:

“I am working with lawyers to try to get all this straightened out. I did not steal my child, as it would be impossible for me to kidnap what already belongs to me! There never was any missing persons report and never an Amber Alert.”

McCready does not currently have legal custody of the boy, Zander- her mother does- and the singer was ordered to return the child by today to the custody of his grandma. Despite her delicate condition, McCready risks arrest by failing to return Zander to his grandma by the court-ordered deadline. But she claims he suffered abuse, and says from Nashville she does not intend to comply:

“I’m a mom first. No matter what happens, I’m going to protect my kid. If I have to go to jail, so be it.”

McCready lost custody of her son after an incident at her mother Gayle Inge’s home in 2007, after which McCready was sentenced to 60 days in jail for a probation violation. The singer served 30 days, and lost custody of her son. Inge says McCready’s abuse allegations are “absolutely not true.”