Man Accused Of Barb’s Corner Robbery Pleads Not Guilty

Spencer, Iowa — The Milford man accused of the Armed Robbery of Barb’s Corner near Everly back in March has pled not guilty.
The arraignment for 40-year old Joshua Emerson Mandelkow was held on Monday, July 25th, 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.

According to court records, a pre-trial conference has been scheduled for August 8th, with the trial scheduled for August 16th in Clay County District Court.



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