– Clyde Chestnut Barrow –
Born: March 24, 1909, Ellis County, Texas, TX
Died: May 23, 1934, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, LA
Cause of death: Gunshot wounds by law enforcement
Arretst: Clyde was first arrested in late 1926, after running
when police confronted him over a rental car he had failed to return on time. His second arrest, with brother Buck, came soon after, this time for possession of stolen goods (turkeys). Despite having legitimate jobs during the period 1927 through 1929, he also cracked safes, robbed stores, and stole cars. After sequential arrests in 1928 and 1929, he was sent to Eastham Prison Farm in April 1930. While in prison, Barrow used a lead pipe to crush the skull of another inmate who had sexually assaulted him repeatedly. This was Clyde Barrow’s first killing, though another inmate already serving a life sentence took the blame.