Tuesday morning, March 18, 1930. It is just a couple of minutes past eight. William Turner and Emory Abernathy are passengers in a stolen car being driven by fellow fugitive Clyde Barrow. Their car, taken from Missouri, has a set of stolen Indiana license plates on it. After a night of unprofitable burglary in Middletown, Ohio, Clyde thinks he's heading west towards Indiana.
Without realizing he has taken a wrong turn, Barrow steers the car down the steep winding road. At the bottom of the hill the road flattens out and makes a right turn. Too late, the Waco Three realize they have just returned to the scene of their last burglary committed not 4 hours before, and they are looking at 2 Middletown Police officers standing outside the B&O Railroad Depot.
Holding Barrow's license plate number in their hands, the 2 officers are looking back.
The chase is on.
Barrow’s Last Capture
The story is told! The details of Clyde Barrow's last surrender to the law is now available in print. To learn how you can purchase a copy, CLICK HERE.
The Gun . .
As the officers closed in, Barrow threw a gun into a deep canal. By Barrow’s own admission, this was the pistol that was used in the Waco jailbreak. Over the decades, rumors of this gun as well as alleged photos of it have arisen, but recent detailed research indicates this gun is still at the bottom of the canal. An effort to recover this gun has been attempted, but abandoned for now. To learn more of this project, continue on to the Excavation News Page!
Here is where Clyde threw the gun.
Click here to view Clyde Barrow's Middletown Police fingerprint card!