W.D. JONES

aka Jack Sherman
aka Hubert Bleigh


In December of 1932, "The Barrow Gang" took on a new member.
Sixteen year old Dallas teenager William Daniel Jones.




Jones poses with Barrow Gang's Ford



Jones poses with Clyde for the camera



Also known as Deacon, Dub or W.D., He was a childhood pal of Clyde Barrow's,
dating back 10 years, to when both families had been living under the Oak Cliff
viaduct. His brothers' included Roy Lee and Clyde Jones.








Clyde took the great photo of W.D. above. Now he expected W.D. to do likewise.
It didn't work out that way though! W.D. was too quick with the shutter button.
The result created this unplanned and out of focus shot of Clyde getting ready to pose.










WILLIAM DANIEL JONES (1931)



WILLIAM DANIEL JONES (1933)



W.D. Jones a participating Barrow gang member who later claimed to be an unwilling
prisoner of Bonnie and Clyde's. Never the less, he was given a fifteen year sentence
for his involvement in the killing of a Deputy Sheriff.

Jone's description from the FBI files



"PRETTY BOY" FLOYD?


W.D. Jones was often identified by witnesses, newspapers and police, as Depression Era outlaw Charles Arthur "Pretty Boy" Floyd.
Images of W.D. Jones which had surfaced after the Joplin apartment shootout had led police to believe that Floyd was involved.





W.D.'s AUTHENTIC .38 CAL. HANDGUN



This .38 Special was carried by Marshall Humphrey. It belonged to his brother-in-law
Walter Patton. It was not fired in the Alma gunfight but was taken by W.D. Jones from
the scene and had remained with the Barrows until recovered following another Barrow
skirmish. It was finally returned to the Patton family by the police and is now the
property of the Alma Arkansas Police Department.

photo courtesy of Patrick McConal





WD's father and sister - Jim Jones and A.L. Walker die of pneumonia.
Dallas Times Herald, Sunday, Jan. 28, 1923 - CLICK HERE



WD's brother - Garrison P. Jones, died of the pneumonia the following day.
Dallas Times Herald, Tue., Jan 30, 1923 - CLICK HERE



Wife Tookie Jones and her sons WD, Clyde, Herbert D.
and Roy Lee were all sick too, but pulled through.


WD's BROTHER CLYDE JONES AND HIS WIFE




WD Jones' 1924 Dallas Directory address - CLICK HERE





W.D. POSES WITH BONNIE PARKER







WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO W.D. ?






W.D. had developed a drug problem and while living in Houston, Texas
he was involved in a dispute and was shot point blank by his assailant's
12 gauge shotgun, killing him. This was on August 20th 1974.

George Jones (no relation), a sheet metal worker had killed W.D. Jones.
Jones' was employed at the time as a concrete truck triver. They both,
lived and worked in the same general area of North Houston.

George Jones and W.D. Jones, both had similar dope problems and were
loosely associated with a group of dopers and bar types along Old 
Hardy Road. W.D. Jones was at a bar late one night and was to some
degree, drunk - as he normally was. He was in no mood to listen to a
crying drunk woman who wanted someone and it didn't matter who,
to take her over to her boyfriend's house. Her boyfriend was George
Jones. W.D. Jones finally agreed to take her over to the house after
being told that George had some drugs over there...so off they went.

When they arrived at the house, the woman told George on the front
porch, that she was afraid of W.D. Jones and told him that W.D. Jones
was a known killer and an all around bad guy. She told him that he was
also packin' a gun, so George Jones stepped back into the house and got
his shotgun. George came down off of the steps and onto the right
front part of the yard and approached WD.

W. D. Jones thought he was going to get some drugs, but got killed instead.


JONES DEATH CERTIFICATE



W.D. JONES' HENDRIX STREET HOME
HOUSTON, TEXAS




GEORGE A. JONES' WOODY LANE HOME
HOUSTON, TEXAS






W. D. JONES PLAYBOY ARTICLE
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Riding With Bonnie & Clyde





A busted WD Jones

Captured without resistance while picking cotton on a farm near Houston

L@@KING BACK
From the files of The Houston Chronicle
September 14, 1973
A federal judge has sentenced a former member of the Clyde Barrow-Bonnie Parker gang
to six months in prison plus 4 1/2 years probation for illegal possession of barbiturate
tablets. The defendant, William Daniel (Deacon) Jones 59, was sentenced Thursday by U.S.
Dist. Judge James Noel. He pleaded guilty. Jones served a six-year sentence for conviction
as accomplice to the 1934 Barrow gang murder of a Fort Worth deputy sheriff.





W D JONES SS APPLICATION - CLICK HERE



W D JONES CERTIFICATE OF DEATH - CLICK HERE





W.D. JONES NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS


"It wasn't that way"

"Couldn't last a week"

Describes experiences

Member charged

Shotgunned to death

W.D. slain

Loses Life





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Jones and the Doyle Johnson Murder