Tyson CFO arrested for public intoxication after sleeping at stranger’s house

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Chief Financial Officer John R. Tyson was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found sleeping in a home he did not own.

Fayetteville, Ark. A woman came home to find Tyson, 32, dead in bed around 2 a.m. According to an arrest report shared by local news. The woman, who has not been identified, said she did not know Tyson and called police to report the intruder. She told dispatchers she may have left the front door unlocked, which is how Tyson could have gotten into her home.

Responding officers said Tyson was mostly unresponsive at the scene and tried to go back to sleep after police began talking to him. Authorities also said Tyson smelled of alcohol on his breath and body.

Tyson was arrested for criminal trespass and public intoxication. He was booked into the Washington County Jail and later released Sunday.

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Tyson Foods was not immediately available for comment. But a spokesman told local news outlets, “We are aware of the incident and have no further comment as it is a private matter.”

John R. Tyson has been working for Tyson Foods since 2019. He serves as the company’s executive vice president and was promoted to CFO. September 2022. He is the president of the company, John H. Tyson’s son and company founder John W. He is also Tyson’s great-grandson.

Tyson isn’t the only high-profile food executive to run afoul of the law in Washington County, Arkansas this year. Beyond Meat BYND,
COO Doug Ramsey was arrested in September for allegedly biting off a man’s nose Parking lot incident. Ramsay later left the company.

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Shares of Tyson Foods traded down 0.81% during trading on Monday, and are down 16.66% over the past three months.

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