Everly, Iowa — Clay County authorities have now charged a man who they say shot himself after a robbery near Everly in March.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday, March 11, 2016, they responded to a reported armed robbery at Barb’s Corner near Everly. Contact was made with a suspect vehicle approximately 15 minutes later in the 2200 mile of 160th Avenue, leading to contact with 40-year-old Joshua Emerson Mandelkow of Milford.
Mandelkow was transported to Lakes Regional Hospital in Spirit Lake for medical treatment before being transferred to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.
Sheriff’s officials say they waited until Mandelkow recovered to file the charges. According to court records, he has now been charged with first-degree robbery, going armed with intent and intimidation with a dangerous weapon. First-degree robbery is a class B felony in Iowa. If convicted of that charge, Mandelkow could face 25 years in prison. Going armed with intent is a class D felony. Intimidation with a dangerous weapon can be a class C or D felony depending on intent.