"Sherman" was shortly afterwards identified as Ralph Fults, one of a gang accused of a series of robberies and kidnapings in Texas and Oklahoma. Fults was taken to Wichita Falls where officers said he would be charged with kidnaping and highway robbery. The prisoner was suffering a bullet wound in the arm, received in a gun battle with Kaufman county officers. The officers surprised Fults and two companions, one, a woman near Mabank after they had attempted to rob a store. Fults was captured after an exciting chase from Mabank. The bandits, after deserting their stalled automobile made good their escape upon two mules. At nightfall officers surprised and captured the fugitives. The two companions of Fults were Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Clyde Barrow escaped as in the initial story. Bonnie Parker was not charged, but Fults was indicted by the Kaufman County grand jury on 16 June 1932 on charges of burglary of the store of H. Bock in Mabank, the theft of two mules from Tom Rodgers and the theft of an automobile over $50 in value. Fults pled guilty to the charges on 9 August 1932 and was sentenced to five years in jail on each of the counts with the terms to run concurrently. The list of witnesses D.D. Drennan, Mabank; H. Bock, Mabank; Jeff Pledger, Mabank; Dr. W. Scarborough, Kemp; Marion Rogers, Kemp; Amos Dietz, B.F. Adams, Jeff Diler, Mabank, and Dr. Sprinkle, Mabank. D.D. Drennan was the Mabank Chief of Police, H. Bock, the storeowner, Dr. W. Scarborough, the man from whom the automobile was stolen and Marion Rogers, possibly the wife of Tom Rodgers from whom the mules were stolen. Phillips in the referenced work involving this incident considerably expands upon the the above story. His account is based upon a series of interviews almost fifty years later with a man named Junior Legg of Kemp who said that he was a member of the posse that captured Ralph Fults and Bonnie Parker. Legg’s story was that about midnight on April 18, the gang was in Kaufman, having earlier stolen two cars in Tyler. They attempted to burglarize a hardware store on the square but were discovered by a night watchman. After several misadventures the gang escaped eastward. It began raining and both cars mired in the mud. They then stole the mules from Rogers’ farm a few miles north of Kemp. In Kemp, they exchanged the mules for an automobile from the residence of Dr. Scarsdale (Scarborough in the indictment) and continued on southward towards Athens. However, about a mile south of Kemp, the car ran out of gas and they went forward on foot. Late the next afternoon, they were discovered on the banks of Cedar Creek by a posse from Kemp (including Legg). Clyde Barrow escaped but Bonnie Parker and the wounded Ralph Fults were captured. They were taken to Kemp and placed in the calaboose there. Again, according to this story, the calaboose was surrounded by thirty armed men and visited by many. Bonnie examined the many pairs of eyes that peered through each of the cell’s two small windows. They were then carried to Kaufman on the morning of April 20, where Fults’ wounded arm was treated. According to a story of the episode told by Abbie Lou Williams of Kemp: "I remember my momma going down there to look at Bonnie Parker. Bonnie got so mad, she spit in my mother’s eye. That really tickled my father. No one ever had the nerve to stand up to my mother before." The two accounts (one by Legg and the other in the newspaper) differ in a number of details, notably the attempted burglary at Mabank. However, Legg’s account of the initial imprisonment in the Kemp calaboose is consistent with their capture near Kemp the evening of April 19.