A Preliminary Hearing for 40-year old Joshua Emerson Mandelkow is scheduled for Friday afternoon at 1:00 in Clay County District Court.
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.
Clay County officials say that once Mandelkow had sufficiently recovered from his wounds, they filed felony charges of 1st Degree Robbery, Going Armed With Intent, and Intimidation With A Dangerous Weapon. Friday’s Preliminary Hearing will be Mandelkow’s first court appearance on these charges.
At last report, Mandelkow remained incarcerated in the Clay County Jail at Spencer.