SPRINGDALE, ARK. — John Randal Tyson was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) in Fayetteville, Ark., early Thursday morning, June 13. After a traffic stop by University of Arkansas Police, Tyson was booked at the Washington County jail where he was held overnight, according to arrest records. After news of the incident was released, the company acknowledged the arrest and announced its response.

“We are aware that John Randal Tyson, chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, was arrested for an alleged DWI. Tyson Foods has suspended Mr. Tyson from his duties effective immediately and named Curt Calaway as interim chief financial officer."

Tyson, a great-grandson of the company’s founder and son of its current chairman, was arrested in November 2022 and charged with public intoxication and criminal trespassing after police were called to a woman’s home who reported a man identified as John R. Tyson was found sleeping in her bed after entering the home through an unlocked door. Tyson, now 34, pleaded guilty to the 2022 misdemeanor charges and paid a fine.

Just days after the 2022 arrest during an earnings call with financial analysts, John R. Tyson expressed his regret over the incident.

“I’m embarrassed, and I want to let you know that I take full responsibility for my actions,” Tyson said. “I also want to apologize to our investors as I have to our employees. This was an incident inconsistent with our company values, as well as my personal values. I just wanted you guys to hear this directly from me and to know that I’m committed to making sure this never happens again.”

Donnie King, president and chief executive officer of Tyson Foods added that the company took the 2022 matter seriously.

“Our independent board of directors are overseeing a thorough review of this matter, and I’m confident in this independent process,” King said.