Abducted Alabama family seen in Texas

A sheriff says a teenager and the stepfather who allegedly abducted her from state custody in southeast Alabama has been spotted by a minister in a small East Texas town.

San Augustine County Sheriff's office says a minister at the First Baptist Church in San Augustine reported that Charles Partin came to his church early Thursday seeking fuel money. The minister said that Partin got back into a green minivan, drove off with a woman and six children, gassed up nearby and headed west.

Officials say Partin abducted 15-year-old stepdaughter Ailene Lander from a Dothan, Ala., doctor's office Monday.