Fugitive Donor

By: Tara Hettinger
By: Tara Hettinger

A Kentucky man got out of jail so that he could see whether he could donate his kidney to his ailing son in Russell Springs.

However instead of being on a donor list, he's now on the most wanted list.

Byron Perkins faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison for armed drug trafficking and violating his bond.

Instead of going to the doctor to see if he could donate his kidney, he left the country with his girlfriend.

"He and his girlfriend had this planned it wasn't a spur of the moment type thing they had this planned out they knew what they were doing," said Rich Knighten Chief Deputy for the U.S. Marshals.

Now his 16-year-old son Destin Perkins is left in Russell Springs waiting for another donor, while his father is on the United States Marshal's Most Wanted and America's Most Wanted lists.

Byron and his girlfriend are believed to be in Mexico.

This weekend, America's Most Wanted will air their special on Kentucky's Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde.


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