The chief financial officer of US meat producer Tyson Foods was arrested over the weekend for drunkenness and trespassing in public, just a month after being promoted to the new role.
John Tyson, a fourth-generation member of the Tyson family, was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with drunkenness and public trespass, according to profile from Washington County, Arkansas, sheriff’s department.
According to local media reports, Tyson, 32, is said to have entered the home of a college-aged woman who found him sleeping in her bed. The woman did not know Tyson and called the police to her Fayetteville home.
“We are aware of the incident and as it is a personal matter we have no further comment,” a Tyson Foods representative said in an email to the Financial Times.
Tyson, son of company president John H Tyson, was promoted from his previous role as executive vice president and chief sustainability officer in early october.
The incident comes just a week before the Arkansas-based company reports its fourth-quarter results on November 14, which is seen as Tyson’s first earnings call as Chief Financial Officer. .
Tyson was released from the Washington County Jail Sunday night on a $415 fine.
Shares of meat producer Tyson fell 0.5% in afternoon trading Monday. The company has a market capitalization of about $24 billion.
This is the second time in less than two months that the Fayetteville police department has arrested a C-suite executive with ties to Tyson. Doug Ramsey, who became CEO of Beyond Meat after a nearly three-decade career at Tyson, is arrested and charged after a road rage incident in which he was accused of biting a man’s nose. Ramsey has left Beyond Meat.