Blacksburg man gets 15 years for role in double murder

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CHEROKEE Co., SC (WSPA) – A Blacksburg man has been sentence to 15 years for his role in a double murder, according to the 7th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

Donald Edward Creswell Jr.

Donald Edward Creswell Jr.

Donald Edward Creswell Jr., of Blacksburg, pled guilty to two counts of Accessory after the Fact.

Creswell was originally charged with murder in the deaths of Aron Lucas Young and Jerry Farmer, both of Gastonia.

The two men were found shot to death on June 19, 2015 at a home on Jumping Branch Road.

Another Blacksburg man, Steven Eugene Parker, was sentenced to two life sentences without parole for their murders and two counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Creswell testified that Parker shot and killed the men inside Creswell’s home.

Prosecutors say Parker loaded the victims’ bodies into a truck and drove the vehicle to a rural area in York County where he set the truck on fire in an effort to destroy evidence.

During the trial, prosecutors used forensic evidence, DNA and cellphone technology to connect Parker to the murders.

Creswell testified at Parker’s trial that he helped Parker clean the crime scene, get rid of weapons and drove him away from the scene, according to the solicitor’s office.

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