Police Shared Body Cam Video Of Arrest Of Tyson Foods CFO John R. Tyson
Body cam footage of the arrest of Tyson Foods’ CFO in Arkansas has been made public. The 32-year-old is accused of breaking into a woman’s home and sleeping in her bed before the homeowner discovered him.
On November 6 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, a woman called police after discovering John R. Tyson asleep in her bed at 2 a.m.
The cops entered the bedroom after the woman asked for help and arrested Tyson on counts of criminal trespassing and public intoxication.
The body camera film was obtained by Law & Crime and shows that three police grabbed Tyson, despite the fact that the business executive appeared disoriented and drowsy and tried to go back to sleep after being told to put his clothes back on.
Tyson is not just the company’s chief financial officer (a position he assumed on October 2), but also the executive vice president and a member of the fourth generation of the family that created the worldwide food giant.
Officers eventually arrived and arrested Tyson, taking him to the Washington County Jail in Arkansas on a Sunday morning. After posting bond in the amount of $415, he was freed from custody.
Where Tyson was detained on November 6 is around 30 minutes from the main headquarters of Tyson Foods, which is located in Springdale, Arkansas.
Tyson Foods spokesman Derek Burleson told Law & Crime, “We are aware of the event and as this is a personal matter, we have no additional comment.”
The news of his arrest allegedly had a minimal effect on Tyson Foods’ stock price. An internal probe into Tyson’s arrest was afterwards revealed to have been initiated by the major food corporation.
University of Arkansas finance professor Tomas Jandik remarked,”The stock price of Tyson took a hit the day that it was announced this gentleman was arrested, Tyson, relatively to market, lost 1%.”
Jandik said, “Everything I think depends on what the board is going to now do with their investigation,” when asked if Tyson’s arrest will have long-term effects on the company. “I think if this is really a one-time isolated event, probably not.”
Tyson has issued an apology to the company’s stockholders following his imprisonment earlier this month.
On Monday’s earnings call, Tyson added, “I’m sure you have seen the news about the recent incident involving me,” I apologise for my behaviour and want you to know that I am ashamed of it.
“This was an incident inconsistent with our company values as well as my personal values,” he explained. “I just wanted you guys to hear this directly from me and that I’m committed to making sure this never happens again.”