Tyson Foods successor and chief financial officer charged with public drunkenness

John R. Tyson, chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, great-grandson of the company’s founder, broke into a stranger’s home and fell asleep in her bed before committing public intoxication and trespassing. was indicted for

According to an incident report provided by the Fayetteville, Arkansas Police Department, police received a call early Sunday morning from a woman who had returned home to find an unknown man in her bed.

Police reports said they tried to wake Tyson when officers arrived, but said his movements were “sluggish and uncoordinated” and his breath and body smelled of inebriation. His clothes were found on the floor by his bed.

Tyson was charged with public intoxication and trespassing and was released late Sunday after posting $415 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on December 1st.

Tyson, 32, is the son of Tyson Foods Chairman John H. Tyson. Tyson worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan before joining Foods in 2019 to lead the sustainability and corporate strategy team. On September 27, the Springdale, Arkansas-based company promoted him to vice president and chief financial officer.

Tyson Foods spokesman Derek Burleson said Monday that the company was aware of the incident, but considered it a personal matter and had no further comment.