Party’s Over

Back in Feb. 2006, I wrote about Byron Perkins….the man called America’s “Worst Dad” by America’s Most Wanted. Perkins is the man who had a son with kidney disease and he required a kidney transplant. Perkins was in prison at the time, but he stepped up and volunteered to be tested for compatibility, to be a match for his son, to give his kidney to him.

Special arrangements were made to release him from prison for the testing. And while he was out of prison for that testing, Perkins ran. He took his girlfriend and fled. He left his son on dialysis.

More than a year has passed. There were tips. After he was shown on AMW he was reported to be in Mexico.

In the meantime his son continued on dialysis. Finally a match was made with an unrelated donor and he was given a transplant. He survived and is reported to be healthy now.

I am happy to announce that Byron Perkins “America’s Worst Dad” is now in custody. Federal marshals worked in conjunction with Mexican authorities and took him into custody in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Wed.

Now he not only has the original sentence to serve. He is facing additional charges for  failure to appear. His girlfriend Lea Ann Howard is being charged with  federal aiding and abetting charges.

Both Perkins and his girlfriend were flown to Los Angeles where they were to appear for an arraignment hearing on Thurs.                                                       

The original posts on this alleged father can be found at Technically this isn’t a domestic related crime and the updates here and here


Both Byron Perkins and Lea Ann Howard have agreed to waive extradition.



  1. D.P. said,

    April 27, 2007 at 5:04 pm

    I was so glad to hear they caught this guy. What a complete maggot. Thanks for the update on the son, I was wondering how he fared after his lowlife dad took off on him.

  2. KatK said,

    April 27, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    Thank goodness the son got his transplant and is well. I pray that his heart and soul also mend in time.

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