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In brief: Ormsby takes oath as U.S. attorney

Michael C. Ormsby was sworn in as the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Washington on Friday.

Ormsby was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Sept. 29.

He graduated from Gonzaga University in 1979 and Gonzaga University School of Law in 1981. He served on the Spokane public school board and the Eastern Washington University Board of Trustees, among a number of other professional and civic organizations.

“It is with great honor and humility that I assume this office,” Ormsby said in a news release. “I look forward to maintaining and preserving the fine reputation the office has for upholding the law and administering equal justice to all.”

Video surveillance used in pastor drug theft case

A Spokane pastor is accused of stealing prescription medication from a parishioner.

Greg Scott Glover, 35, was arrested Friday after a Spokane Valley police detective hid in the victim’s home as Glover stole hydrocodone pills, police said.

Glover, pastor of ConnectPoint Church at 1316 N. Lincoln, was booked into Spokane County Jail on Friday on two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Detective Mark Fox arrested Glover at a church member’s North Park Road home in Spokane Valley. The woman, who had foot surgery and uses a wheelchair, told a Crime Check dispatcher on Oct. 1 that she suspected Glover had been stealing 45 to 60 hydrocodone pills a month for about six months.

A friend set up a video camera in the woman’s home and recorded Glover stealing pills Sept. 30. Fox said he found 14 hydrocodone pills when he arrested Glover on Friday – the exact amount of pills missing from the woman’s supply.

Police say Glover may have stolen drugs from others. Anyone who suspects they may be a victim is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

Man pleads not guilty in infant’s injuries

A 21-year-old man accused of critically injuring his girlfriend’s 5-month-old son pleaded not guilty Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.

Nathan J. Cranfield was arraigned on a first-degree assault charge as his alleged victim, Seth Bold, remains in critical condition at a Spokane hospital with severe head trauma.

Medics responded to a report of the boy not breathing Monday at 1:47 a.m. at 407 Main Street in Albion, where Cranfield and Sarah Young lived with the infant. Young told police the boy’s biological father lives in Minnesota.

Cranfield told investigators he’d wrapped the boy tightly in a blanket and rocked him hard and rapidly from side to side, according to the affidavit.

Cranfield said he called 911 after he tossed Seth in his crib, heard a wet burp and discovered the boy wasn’t breathing.

Cranfield is being held at the Whitman County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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