December 1, 2022

Tyson Meals Chief Monetary Officer John Tyson faces prices of public intoxication and prison trespassing after his arrest in Arkansas early Sunday, which got here a month after he was appointed to his place on the firm.

The 32-year-old Tyson was booked and launched later within the day, in keeping with the Washington County, Arkansas, sheriff’s division. 

Tyson was discovered asleep Sunday morning in a girl’s mattress in her residence in Fayetteville, reported KNWA Fox 24. The lady didn’t know who Tyson was and referred to as the police, the station reported. The lady instructed dispatchers she thought the entrance door had been left unlocked.  

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{Photograph} of John Tyson at his reserving in Washington County, Arkansas, on Nov. 6, 2022, on prices of public intoxication and prison trespassing.

Washington County, Arkansas, Sheriff’s Workplace


“We’re conscious of the incident and as it is a private matter, now we have no further remark,” a spokesperson for Tyson instructed CBS MoneyWatch in an electronic mail. 

A fourth-generation member of the household that controls the $24 billion meat-processing firm, Tyson was named CFO in September and began within the function on October 2. He’s the son of Tyson Chairman John H. Tyson and joined the corporate in 2019. 

Tyson, who was launched on a $415 bond, is scheduled to seem in court docket on Dec. 1.

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

The incident marks the second current arrest of a meals business government, as Past Meat suspended its COO in September after he allegedly bit a person’s nostril in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Doug Ramsey left Past Meat as of October 14, the corporate mentioned in a regulatory submitting. Earlier than becoming a member of Past Meat, Ramsey labored at Tyson for 30 years, in keeping with his Linkedin bio. 

—The Related Press contributed to this report.