John Tyson, the Chief Financial Officer of Tyson Foods, was arrested in Arkansas early on Sunday morning on charges of being drunk in public and criminal trespassing. This happened only a month after he was put in charge of the company’s finances.
According to the Washington County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Department, Tyson, 32, was arrested and later released.
Tyson was discovered sleeping in a woman’s bed in her Fayetteville home on Sunday morning, according to Knwa Fox 24. The woman did not know who Tyson was and called the police, according to the station. The woman informed dispatchers that she believed the front door had been left unlocked.
Tyson was named CFO in September and began in the role on October 2. He is a fourth-generation member of the family that controls the $24 billion meat-processing company. He joined the company in 2019 as the son of Tyson Chairman John H. Tyson.
Tyson, who was released on a $415 bond, is due in court on December 1.
Tyson Foods, headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s second-largest meat processor, producing approximately 20% of the chicken, beef, and pork consumed in the United States. In fiscal 2021, it reported $47 billion in sales.
Beyond Meat suspended its CEO in September after he allegedly bit a man’s nose in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and this is the second recent arrest of a food industry executive. Doug Ramsey left Beyond Meat on October 14, according to a regulatory filing. Ramsey worked at Tyson for 30 years before joining Beyond Meat, according to his LinkedIn profile.
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