Tyson Foods CFO arrested for allegedly sleeping in wrong house

Fayetteville, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Tyson Foods’ Chief Financial Officer John R. Dyson In the early hours of Sunday morning, he was arrested for allegedly sleeping in the wrong house while drunk.

John R. Tyson was booked into the Washington County Jail. (Courtesy: Washington County Sheriff’s Office)

According to a preliminary arrest report, Tyson, 32, was sleeping in a woman’s bed at her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, around 2 a.m. (Tyson’s headquarters are located 10 miles away in Springdale.)

The woman called police when she saw Tyson, who she said she didn’t know.

She told dispatchers she believed the front door was left unlocked, which is how he got in. When police arrived, they found Tyson in the back bedroom with his clothes in front of the bed. Authorities identified him using his driver’s license.

Police said they tried to wake Tyson up and talk to him, but he was unable to respond. After sitting up for a while, Tyson laid back down and tried to sleep, according to the arrest report.

Officers detected the odor of alcohol on his breath and body, and his movements were sluggish and uncoordinated, the report said.

Tyson was arrested for criminal trespass and public intoxication. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and released Sunday evening.

Board Chairman John H. Tyson’s son, John R. Tyson was appointed CFO at Tyson Foods on October 2. He also serves as the company’s executive vice president.

A company spokesperson said in a statement: “We are aware of the incident and have no further comment as it is a private matter.”

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