It is documented that John Joyner had served as the go-between in the attempt by officers to set up Bonnie and Clyde for the kill by using the Methvins as bait. After the successful ambush, Henry Methvin had received a pardon from the State of Texas. Oklahoma wasn't as forgiving and for the killing of Constable Cal Campbell, Oklahoma had tried Henry. Henry had received the death sentence. A later appeal (1936) had his sentence reduced to life in prison. Methvin served 10 years of that sentence before being granted a parole. Henry's life was nearly snuffed out in a near fatal knifing attack possibly because of his supposed part in "fingering" his ol' pals Bonnie & Clyde. After his parole he lived in Bossier City, Louisiana and operated his own restaurant near Minden, later working at a munitions plant. He took to arming himself in the belief that he was a target of revenge for the deaths of Barrow and Parker. One day in April of 1948, while in a drunken state, he either fell upon or was laid upon the train tracks where he was cut in half by a passing train. Earlier in 1946 Ivy Methvin was on a bus from Shreveport after visiting his son Henry who was in the hospital. For some unknown reason he got off at an earlier stop and was later found seriously injured by the road side. He died shortly after being taken to the hospital. It had been thought that he may have been struck by a car, but the family believed that he was beaten to death because of his involvement with Bonnie and Clyde's deaths. Like Henry's death, Ivy's remained unsolved.