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"Jersey" sentenced to jail time

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John "Jersey" Tanko John "Jersey" Tanko

A man who did odd jobs in the neighborhood from which baby Lisa Irwin went missing was sentenced Friday on an unrelated charge.

John "Jersey" Tanko will spend the next 5 years in prison after he was convicted on a charge of felony tampering with a vehicle.

Tanko was arrested Oct. 14 in connection with an Oct. 13 incident.

He did odd jobs in the Northland neighborhood from which 10-month-old Lisa Irwin went missing five months ago. Neighbors also accused Tanko of committing crimes in the area.

Police questioned him about Lisa's disappearance but Tanko reportedly cooperated with investigators and ultimately they said they "moved on."

"He cooperated with us and we are satisfied with what he told us," Capt. Steve Young, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, previously told KCTV5.

Jeremy Irwin called 911 at 3:58 a.m. Oct. 4 to report that his daughter had been snatched from her crib while sleeping.

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