Fugitive dad caught

Authorities have nabbed a fugitive who went on the run just when his son needed him the most.

You may remember this story, WBKO talked about it in March 2006 as the tragedy unfolded. Byron Perkins was released from jail more than a year ago so he could donate a kidney to his teenage son. At the time, he was facing a possible life sentence for his conviction on multiple charges.

When it was time for the final medical tests, Perkins disappeared, landing him on the Most Wanted list. Now U.S. Marshals are bringing Perkins and his girlfriend back to the states after their capture in Mexico.

Perkins' son, Dustin, did finally receive a kidney from an anonymous donor.


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