An activist accused of leaving water jugs in the desert for immigrants has decided to complete 300 hours of community service rather than go to jail.
Twenty-eight-year-old Walt Staton had vowed not to comply with his sentence for leaving the water on a southern Arizona wildlife preserve last year.
He was convicted of littering in June after he was cited last December by a Fish and Wildlife agent.
The area is known as a popular route for illegal immigrants.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Guerin gave Staton until Monday's evidentiary hearing to think about his decision or face 25 days in jail.
Information from: Green Valley News, http://www.gvnews.com