Tracy Edwards sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison in plea deal

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer two decades ago has been sentenced to a year and a-half behind bars in a separate criminal case.

Tracy Edwards pleaded guilty to aiding a felon in a plea agreement with prosecutors in Milwaukee County. The 52-year-old Edwards and Timothy Carr were accused last summer of throwing Johnny Jordan into a river from a downtown bridge during an argument. Jordan drowned.

Both the district attorney and the defense attorney asked Judge Rebecca Dallet to sentence Edwards to probation for lying to police. But, Dallet told Edwards that at age 52 he should have known better.

In 1991, Edwards escaped from Dahmer’s Milwaukee apartment after he was handcuffed and threatened with a knife. Edwards testified against Dahmer, who admitted killing 17 young men and boys.