College student arrested for stealing briefcase of cash

A college student was arrested for stealing a briefcase containing $140,000 in cash from the home of Tyson Foods Inc. chairman in Arkansas.

The briefcase, which belonged to John Tyson, was allegedly stolen during a house party thrown by Tyson’s daughter without his knowing in late December. 19-year-old Ryan Silvey was later arrested in Kansas.

Tyson said he had collected the money overtime and had hidden it in the house. “I regret this happened and it saddens me, but I’m very grateful to our local police team for all the great work they did to get this resolved,” Tyson said in statement. “I have certainly learned a lesson through this ordeal and will never leave cash in my house again.”

Police have recovered some of the money.