The Margin: Tyson Foods CFO arrested for public intoxication after falling asleep inside stranger’s house


Tyson Foods’

chief financial officer, John R. Tyson was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found sleeping in a house that wasn’t his own.

A Fayetteville, Ark. woman arrived home and found Tyson, 32, asleep in her bed around 2 a.m., according to the arrest report shared by local news. The unidentified woman said that she did not know Tyson, and called the police to report an intruder. She reportedly told dispatchers that she may have left her front door unlocked and that that could have been how Tyson got inside her home.

The responding officers said that Tyson was mostly unresponsive at the scene, and that he attempted to go back to sleep after the police started speaking with him. The officers also said that they could smell alcohol on Tyson’s breath and body.

Tyson was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and public intoxication. He was booked into the Washington County jail and released later on Sunday.

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Tyson Foods was not immediately available for comment. But a spokesperson was quoted as having told local news outlets, “We’re aware of the incident, and as this is a personal matter, we have no additional comment.”

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

Tyson isn’t the only C-level food executive to run afoul of the law in Arkansas’s Washington County this year. Doug Ramsey, chief operating officer of Beyond Meat
was arrested in September for allegedly biting a man’s nose in a parking-lot incident. Ramsey later left the company.

Shares of Tyson Foods moved 0.81% lower during Monday trading and are down 16.66% over the past three months.

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