Published: Dec 01, 2011 10:19 PM EST
Updated: Dec 02, 2011 12:38 AM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The judge presiding over country singer Mindy McCready's custody case has signed an order that gives authorities the power to pick up her son, Zander, and bring him to his home in Lee County.

This also officially makes Zander a "missing person."

If McCready protests, she could be arrested.

McCready does not have legal custody of her 5-year-old son, but reportedly took him from her father's Cape Coral home sometime in the last week.

McCready has been talking with Cape Coral police via Skype and has told authorities that her son son is safe and comfortable, however Aimee McLaughlin, the spokesperon for the Children's Network of SWFL, which is overseeing the McCready custody case, says Zander needs to be back in Lee County.

As long as McCready has cutody of Zander, she is violating a court order. She is reportedly in Nashville and says she took her son because he was in danger staying at her mother's home. McCready's mother, Gayle Inge, has legal custody of Zander.

Law Enforcement across the country is being notified about Zander McCready's "missing person" status.

Anyone with information is urged to call police immediately.