Barrows began getting into trouble and in 1926 he experienced his first arrest for running from police when he was questioned about a rental car that he did not return on time.Clyde's second arrest for possession of stolen goods came shortly after the first.Two prison guards were shot in the process of the escape.Depression Era Duet – information on the couple dubbed Romeo and Juliet in a getaway car In April of 1934 an FBI agent discovered through an investigation that Bonnie and Clyde were in a remote section of town in the vicinity of Ruston, Louisiana.Early that morning Bonnie and Clyde appeared on the very highway were police officers were waiting and when the couple tried to drive away, police opened fire and Bonnie and Clyde were killed instantly.It is said that the police fired approximately 130 shots.Police continued their investigation and discovered that the couple were planning on attending a party at Black Lake in Louisiana on May 21, and they were due to return from the party two days later.Shortly before dawn on the morning of May 23, 1934 a group of police officers from Louisiana and Texas hid in bushes and shrubs along a highway near Sailes, Louisiana where police knew the couple would be.
There is even a yearly Bonnie and Clyde festival held in Louisiana.
Bonnie and Clyde went on to commit high profile robberies around the country and they narrowly escaped capture numerous times.
In 1932, the couple killed two young highway patrolmen before the officers even had a chance to draw their guns.
In 1933, a trap was set for Bonnie and Clyde by police officers but they managed to escape by holding up an attorney on the highway and stealing his car.
Then in 1934 Clyde who was accompanied by Bonnie helped five prisoners escape from the Eastham State Prison Farm in Waldo, Texas.