The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office this (Friday) morning released the name of a man who died during a stand-off with authorities northeast of Shelby, Thursday. Sheriff Mark Hervey identified the man as 48-year old Larry Tiarks, of Avoca.
Hervey says the sheriff’s office was notified of a robbery at the Shelby County State Bank in Shelby, at about 11:45-a.m., Thursday. A deputy who was on-duty and in the City of Shelby at the time of the robbery, observed a vehicle leaving the city, that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle. The deputy engaged in a pursuit, which traveled east of Shelby to the 200-block of Juniper Road.
The chase ended after Tiarks left his vehicle and entered a rural residence. Sheriff’s officials along with those from surrounding counties and the Iowa State Patrol established a perimeter around the residence. At around 4-p.m., the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Entry Team, using specialized equipment from the FBI, made entry into the home.
Tiarks was inside. The Sheriff says the man died from a self-inflicted wound. An investigation into the robbery is being conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.
Among the agencies responding to the incident, was both Cass County K-9 units: Deputy Corey Larsen and his partner Mufasa, and Deputy Kyle Quist, along with his partner Kane.