Clyde Barrow Commits A Robbery

During Buck Barrow's time in jail in 1932, Clyde Barrow, Raymond Hamilton and a rotating core group of associates participated in small robberies, mostly of stores and gas stations.

In April 1932, Bonnie Parker was captured in a failed robbery attempt in Kaufman, Texas, and was subsequently jailed. On April 30, 1932, Barrow was involved in a robbery in Hillsboro, Texas, during which shopkeeper J. N. Bucher was shot and killed. When shown photos, the wife of the murder victim identified Barrow as one of the shooters. It was his first involvement in a murder accusation. Meanwhile, Parker remained in jail until June 17, 1932, when the Kaufman County grand jury met, declined to indict her, and she was released. Within a few weeks she joined up with Barrow. They were again on the run together.

Bonnie Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934) and Clyde Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) were well known outlaws, robbers, and criminals who, with their gang, traveled the Central United States during the Great Depression. Their exploits were known nationwide. They captured the attention of the American press and its readership during what is sometimes referred to as the "public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934. Though their gang was notorious for their bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or gas stations. The gang was believed to have killed at least nine police officers and committed several other murders. They were eventually ambushed and killed in Louisiana by law officers.