I'm sorry to hear of your dilemma.
If you are the subject of a warrant for a crime that the state does not seek extradition for, and you avoid going back to that state, then you will generally be okay.
However, you will eventually run into problems if you leave the country and then try to re-enter, as Homeland security will ultimately have the warrant information fed into their database, and they may hold you for a period of time while they contact the state to determine whether the state wants to then try for extradition.
Aside from that, you likely will not suffer ill effects of the warrant outside the state of issuance.
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