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Carla Tyson arrested after couple says she pointed shotgun at them

by Staff Report | October 26, 2015 at 12:33 p.m.
Carla Tyson

Carla Tyson, the daughter of former Tyson Foods Inc. executive Don Tyson, was arrested Saturday after a couple said she pointed a shotgun at them when they parked in front of her Fayetteville house, according to a preliminary arrest report.

Tyson, 59, was arrested on suspicion of two counts each of aggravated assault and terroristic threatening, all felonies, according to the report.

A 22-year-old man and 21-year-old woman arrived at their home at 448 Cleburn St. to find several vehicles parked in front, so they parked in front of another property, according to the report.

They heard a metallic tap on the car window, the report said. When the woman in the car opened the door, Tyson pointed a 16-gauge double-barreled shotgun at them and said "You need to move or else," according to the report.

She said that they were on private property, then backed away from the vehicle and told the man and woman they were scaring her, the report stated.

When told that the police were being called, Tyson put the gun down and went to her front porch, where she also called the police, according to the report.

When the officer arrived, Tyson said she had taken the gun with her when she told the couple to move, according to the report. She later told officers that she was worth $1 billion and feared being kidnapped, but said that she hadn't handled the situation properly, the report stated.

Tyson was released from the Washington County Jail on Sunday on a $2,500 bond.

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