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Tyson Foods Heir Charged After Drunkenly Entering Stranger's Home And Falling Asleep On Their Bed

John R. Tyson, who is the Chief Financial Officer for the company his great-grandfather founded, has been charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing.

Mugshot of Tyson Foods CFO John R. Tyson
Washington County Sheriff's Office

When a woman returned home early Sunday morning and found a man she did not know had broken into her home and passed out on her bed, she immediately called the police.

That stranger turned out to be John R. Tyson, the Chief Financial Officer of Tyson Foods and great-grandson of the company's founder, John W. Tyson.

The heir to the multinational corporation that operates in the food industry has been charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing.

The incident report provided by the Fayetteville, Arkansas police department reported a woman called about a stranger who was in her bed.

Responding officers who arrived at the residence described Tyson's movement as “sluggish and uncoordinated."

The report additionally indicated there was an "odor of intoxicants" on Tyson's breath and body, and his clothes were strewn on the floor.

Twitter had their thoughts on the arrest of the high-profile executive.

He was released late Sunday on a $415 bond, and he is scheduled for a court appearance on December 1.

Tyson issued a statement of apology for his erratic behavior on Monday.

He wrote in a companywide memo obtained by The Associated Press:

“I am embarrassed for personal conduct that is inconsistent with my personal values, the company’s values and the high expectations we hold for each other here at Tyson Foods."
“I made a serious mistake and this has caused me to reflect deeply on the impact my actions can have on others.”

Tyson Foods is one of the largest U.S. marketers of chicken, beef, and pork to retail grocers, broad-line foodservice distributors, and national fast food and full-service restaurant chains, like KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's.

The company–based in Springdale, Arkansas–is the world's second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, and it produces about one-fifth of the beef, chicken, and pork sold in the United States.

Tyson is the son of the former CEO and current Chairman of the company, John H. Tyson.

The heir who formerly worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan joined Tyson Foods in 2019 to lead its sustainability and enterprise strategy teams.

He was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer on September 27.