Who is John Tyson? Tyson Foods CFO arrested for breaking into stranger's home and passing out on her bed

When police tried to wake John Tyson up, he sat up but was unable to verbally respond, then tried to go back to sleep again

Who is John Tyson? Tyson Foods CFO arrested for breaking into stranger's home and passing out on her bed
John Tyson previously worked for JP Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor (Washington County Sheriff's Department/YouTube screenshot/New York Post)
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WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS: Tyson Foods CFO John Tyson was apprehended on Sunday, November 6, for public intoxication and trespassing after he entered a stranger's house and passed out in her bed. The incident happened around 2 am on Sunday, when a college woman who entered her house late found that her front door was apparently unlocked. 

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The 32-year-old heir of the second largest food processing company in the US was found asleep in her bed, according to the reports of KNWA Fox 24. The woman called police about a potential burglary, saying she found “a male she did not know asleep in her bed,” according to police. A police found Tyson's clothes scattered on the floor after he responded and was later identified by an ID found in his wallet. 

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When police tried to wake Tyson up, he sat up but was unable to verbally respond, then tried to go back to sleep, according to the preliminary arrest report. The police report said that Tyson's breath and body had the smell of alcohol, and he was "sluggish and uncoordinated." He was placed under arrest on charges of criminal trespass and public intoxication. He was released Sunday evening after being held in the Washington County Detention Center

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A representative for the company told KNWA that it was aware of the incident, but has no additional comment because it "is a personal matter." The Tyson family maintains an approximate 71% voting stake in the company, according to its latest annual filing.

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Who is John Tyson?

Tyson is a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family. He was named CFO of Tyson Foods on September and was groomed for the roles of CEO and Chairman, the positions which his father and grandfather held at the company. In 2019, he joined the executive team and is also a member of Tyson Foods’ enterprise leadership team. 

His father, John H Tyson, is currently the board chairman for Tyson Foods. John Tyson completed his graduation in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Stanford University, according to his company bio. His previous work experiences include investment banking for JP Morgan and as a private equity and venture capital investor. 

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MEAWW previously reported that a 53-year-old senior executive at the plant-based food company Beyond Meat was accused of biting a man's nose during an altercation and was arrested after a fight broke out outside Razorback Stadium in Arkansas on Saturday, September 17. Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey reportedly faces charges of terroristic threatening and third-degree battery for the incident that took place during a heated argument in a parking area after the University of Arkansas football team's victory over Missouri State. 

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According to his LinkedIn profile, Ramsey has been the COO of Beyond Meat since December 2021. Investors have been skeptical of the food company's long-term growth prospects due to poor sales and operational challenges. He worked for three decades for Tyson Foods supervising its poultries and McDonald's businesses before joining the plant-based meat company.

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