JOHNSON, Ark. (AP) A college student was arrested in the theft of a briefcase containing more than $140,000 from the home of the chairman of meat processing giant Tyson Foods Inc., police said.
Ryan Silvey, 19, was arrested in Olathe, Kan., by the FBI Fugitive Task Force, the Johnson Police Department said. He was taken back to Arkansas to answer a theft charge and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bond Saturday at the Washington County Jail.
The briefcase was stolen during a party thrown by John Tyson's daughter at the family's home in Johnson around Dec. 27, police said. Silvey and another friend were uninvited guests who acted suspicious while looking around the house, police said.
Tyson reported the theft Jan. 2, saying he had collected the money over time and had it hidden in the house.