No More Deaths volunteer found not guilty of harboring illegal aliens

Scott Warren
Scott Warren’s 2018 arrest occurred just hours after No More Deaths released videos purportedly showing Border Patrol agents destroying water jugs and food volunteers had left behind. Advocates contend his arrest was retaliation by Border Patrol. (Photo by John Moore)

TUCSON – A volunteer with migrant aid group No More Deaths, Scott Warren, was found not guilty of harboring illegal aliens on Wednesday. Warren’s first federal trial ended in a mistrial in June 11.

Warren faced up to 20 years in prison if he had been convicted.

Warren was arrested Jan. 17, 2018, near Ajo. Border Patrol agents John Marquez and Brendan Burns were surveilling “the barn,” which is an old house that serves as a base of operations for No More Deaths, according to Cronkite News. As they approached the structure, they spotted Warren and two undocumented Central American immigrants, Kristian Perez-Villanueva and Jose Arnaldo Sacaria-Goday.

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