July 19, 2024

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Tyson Foods suspends CFO John R. Tyson after second arrest

Tyson Foods suspends CFO John R. Tyson after second arrest
  • Tyson Foods has suspended its chief financial officer, John R. Tyson, after he was charged with driving while intoxicated in Arkansas.
  • Tyson was previously arrested two years ago for sleeping in the wrong house.
  • He is the grandson of the meat giant’s founder, John W. Tyson.

John R. Tyson speaks on stage during The Fight for Food: Value Chains and Partnerships at the 2022 Concordia Annual Summit in New York on September 21, 2022.

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Tyson Foods said Thursday it has suspended its chief financial officer, John R. Tyson, after he was charged with driving while intoxicated in Arkansas. The company said it has appointed Curt Callaway as its interim chief financial officer.

Tyson, 34, was arrested at 1:32 a.m. Thursday and released nine hours later, according to the Washington County Detention Center. Tyson Foods is headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas.