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Tyson CFO arrested for sleeping in wrong house

Tyson Foods chief financial officer John Tyson is facing charges of public intoxication and criminal trespass following an arrest in Arkansas early Sunday, a month after he was appointed to his position at the company.

Tyson, 32, was booked and released later in the day, according to the Washington County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Department.

As KNWA Fox 24 reports, Tyson was sleeping in a woman’s bed at his residence in Fayetteville on Sunday morning. The woman had no idea who Tyson was and called the police, the police station reported. The woman told dispatchers that she thought the front door had been left open.

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Photo of John Tyson at his booking on November 6, 2022 in Washington County, Arkansas, charged with public intoxication and criminal trespass.

Washington County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Office


“We are aware of the incident and since this is a personal matter, we have no additional comment,” a Tyson spokesperson told CBS Moneywatch in an email.

A fourth-generation member of the family that controls the $24 billion meat-processing company, Tyson was named CFO in September and was launched into the role on October 2. He was Tyson’s president, John H. Tyson has a son and joined the company in 2019.

Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, Tyson Foods is the world’s second largest meat processor, churning out about 20% of the chicken, beef and pork consumed in the U.S. It reported $47 billion in sales in fiscal 2021.

The incident marks the second recent arrest of a food industry executive, since Beyond Meat suspended its COO in September. allegedly bitten off a man’s nose in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Doug Ramsey is leaving Beyond Meat as of October 14, the company said in a regulatory filing. Before joining Beyond Meat, Ramsey worked at Tyson for 30 years, according to his LinkedIn bio.

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