Man says warrant unconstitutional |

Man says warrant unconstitutional

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.

In Nevada, allowing more than $10,000 in back child support to accrue can be prosecuted as a class C felony, which carries a prison sentence of 1-5 years and a fine of up to $10,000.