Police Search for Grandson of Alabama State Senator

ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) - Law enforcement in Alabama and Georgia are searching for the 17-year-old grandson of an Alabama state senator.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety issued a missing child alert today for Benjamin Stanford.

He was last seen Monday morning in Anniston. His vehicle, a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee, was later found on Interstate 20 in Villa Rica, Georgia.

Stanford is a senior at Donoho School in Anniston and he's the grandson of state Senator Jim Preuitt of Talladega.

Family members described Stanford as 140 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white ball cap, rust colored jeans and a long-sleeved fleece shirt that was dark gray and purple.

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