Mindy McCready

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Earlier Friday, Mindy McCready's ex spoke out about his fear for the safety of their 5-year-old son, Zander, after she failed to take him home after picking him up from his grandfather's for a visit.

Well, good news for the whole family: Zander is safe and sound tonight after a Florida judge signed an emergency pick-up order and authorities took the boy into their care in Arkansas.

And what was Zander, who was supposedly in Nashville with McCready as of last night, doing in Arkansas?

The boy was picked up at a lake home belonging to McCready's boyfriend at some point after she exchanged messages with her half-brother.

The Florida Department of Children and Families has confirmed that it is working with Arkansas authorities to get Zander back to his maternal grandmother, who has been the child's legal guardian since 2007.

Officials say the child appears to be in good health.

Florida police said Wednesday that a bench warrant would be issued for McCready's arrest if she failed to return the boy, but it's unclear whether she could still face charges, as she was in violation of a family-court order rather than a criminal-court order.

The singer, who also happens to be pregnant with twins, landed in hot water after the Department of Children and Families, not being able to locate the boy, filed a missing-persons report.

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