According to an initial arrest report, Tyson, 32, was found sleeping around 2 a.m. in a woman’s bed at her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. (Tyson’s headquarters are located about 10 miles away in Springdale.)
The woman called the police when she found Tyson, and said she didn’t know him.
She told the messengers that she believed the front door had been left open and that way he entered. When the police arrived, they said they found Tyson in the back bedroom and his clothes in front of the bed. Officers recognized him using his driver’s licence.
Police said they tried to wake Tyson and talk to him but he couldn’t respond. After sitting briefly, Tyson lay down and tried to fall asleep, according to the arrest report.
The report stated that officers found a smell of alcohol on his breath and body, and that his movements appeared to be slow and uncoordinated.
Tyson was arrested for criminal trespass and public intoxication. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center and released Sunday evening.
John R. Tyson, son of Chairman John H. Tyson, was appointed as Tyson Foods’ Chief Financial Officer on October 2. He also holds the position of Executive Vice President of the company.
“We are aware of the incident and as this is a personal matter, we have no further comment,” a company spokesperson said in a statement.
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