Source: Washington County, Arkansas
Beyond Meat Chief Operating Officer Doug Ramsey was arrested this weekend after allegedly biting a man in the nose after a college football game in an Arkansas parking garage.
Ramsey, 53, was charged with terrorist threat and third-degree battery and booked into a Washington County jail Saturday night. He was released Sunday, according to the Washington County, Arkansas information page.
Ramsey and Beyond Meat did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TBEN.
The altercation took place in a parking garage near Razorback Stadium after the University of Arkansas football game, according to a preliminary police report. The local television channel KNWA/Fox24 first reported Ramsey’s arrest.
Ramsey is said to have been slammed through the rear window of a Subaru after it made contact with the front tire of Ramsey’s car. The Subaru owner then got out of his car and Ramsey reportedly started punching and biting him in the nose, “tearing open the flesh on the tip of the nose,” the report said. The victim and a witness also claimed that Ramsey told the owner of the Subaru that he would kill him.
Campus police declined to comment on TBEN, citing an ongoing investigation.
Ramsey has been operational head of Beyond Meat since December. The food company has faced investor skepticism about disappointing sales, operational challenges and long-term growth prospects. The stock is down 73% this year, pushing the market down to $1.09 billion. Just three years ago, the company was valued at $13.4 billion.
Before joining the meat alternatives maker, Ramsey spent three decades at Tyson Foods, overseeing the poultry and McDonald’s operations. Tyson’s headquarters are in Springdale, Arkansas.