Barb’s Corner Robbery Trial Postponed

Spencer, Iowa — The trial date in the case of the Milford man accused of the Armed Robbery of Barb’s Corner near Everly back in March has been postponed.
The trial for 40-year old Joshua Emerson Mandelkow, which was to have been later this month, has now been scheduled for Tuesday, October 18th in Clay County District Court. A pre-trial conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 13th.

Clay County authorities accuse Mandelkow of robbing the bar while armed with a shotgun. Deputies were provided with a description of the vehicle the robber used, deputies say, and they made contact with a suspect vehicle about 15 minutes later, leading to contact with Mandelkow.

Deputies say that, after leading law enforcement on a pursuit into Dickinson County, Mandelkow reportedly turned his shotgun on himself as deputies approached his vehicle. He was taken to a Spirit Lake hospital before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN for treatment of his injuries. When he had recovered, Clay County authorities filed charges of First Degree Robbery, Going Armed With Intent, and Intimidation With A Dangerous Weapon.

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