The chief financial officer of Tyson Foods — the son of the company's chairman — was arrested in Arkansas over the weekend after he entered a random woman’s home while he was intoxicated and fell asleep in her bed, police said.
John R. Tyson, 32, was found asleep at the home in the 400 block of North Mock Avenue in Fayetteville 2:05 a.m. Sunday, according to the preliminary arrest report. Tyson’s headquarters is in Springdale, about 10 miles northeast of Fayetteville.
A college-age woman who lived in the home called police about a potential burglary, saying she believed she left the front door unlocked and returned home to find “a male she did not know asleep in her bed.”
An officer found Tyson’s clothes on the floor and identified him by an ID in his wallet.
The officer woke Tyson up, and he sat up in bed but did not verbally respond, according to the report. After he briefly sat up, he lay back down and tried to go to sleep, the report said.
The officer said that an odor of intoxicants was coming from his breath and his body and that his movements were “sluggish and uncoordinated.”
After it was determined that Tyson had not been invited to stay at the home and was not known to the residents, he was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and public intoxication, authorities said.
He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on $415 bond was released Sunday evening, according to booking records. He is due to in court Dec. 1. Attorney information was not immediately available.
Tyson Foods said that it was aware of the incident and that it had no further comment, as it was a “personal matter.”
Tyson is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family and the son of the company’s chairman, John H. Tyson. He was named CFO in late September, CNBC reported.
He joined Tyson Foods in 2019 and serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, according to the company's website.
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