Man says warrant unconstitutional
April 16, 2013
A man who waived his extradition to Oregon after he was arrested on a fugitive warrant is back in Gardnerville this week.
Jason Garrett Gibson, 43, said Wednesday that the warrant issued by Clackamas County for the nonsupport of a child was unconstitutional.
He said he was home for Christmas when a family dispute resulted in his Dec. 21 arrest. Gibson signed a waiver of extradition on Dec. 24.
On Tuesday, Gibson said he was not on probation for nonsupport of a minor child.
Gibson said the system is designed to prevent fathers from staying on top of their obligations without becoming a criminal.
He said he was refused visitation with his child, but would not say how much he owed to support his 16-year-old son, or how much the payments were.
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