A high govt at plant-based meals firm Past Meat has been charged with felony battery after a combat exterior a university soccer sport by which he was accused of biting a person’s nostril.
Doug Ramsey was additionally charged with making a terroristic risk after the assault Saturday in a parking storage exterior a College of Arkansas soccer sport in Fayetteville.
In response to a police report, Ramsey was angered when one other driver inched in entrance of him in a site visitors lane and made contact with the entrance passenger wheel on Ramsey’s Ford Bronco SUV.
The police report states Ramsey received out of his car and punched by means of the again windshield of the opposite driver’s automotive. The motive force informed police that he received out of his automotive and Ramsey pulled him shut and started punching him. Ramsey additionally bit the tip of the opposite driver’s nostril, ripping the flesh, in accordance with the police report.
The motive force and witnesses informed police that Ramsey threatened to kill the opposite man. Occupants of each automobiles received out and separated the 2 males.
Washington County court docket information present Ramsey was launched Sunday on $11,085 bond. A court docket look is scheduled for Oct. 19.
Ramsey, 53, spent greater than 30 years at Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Meals earlier than becoming a member of Past Meat as chief working officer late final yr. He held high management positions at Tyson, together with president of its poultry division and president of its international McDonald’s enterprise.
At Past Meat, he has guided partnerships with quick meals firms together with McDonald’s and KFC.
Past Meat didn’t reply to electronic mail and phone messages left by The Related Press.
Past Meat shares fell 2% Tuesday to $16.68, shut their 52-week low of $16.51.
The El Segundo, California-based firm has been struggling this yr as prospects coping with hovering grocery payments have bypassed its higher-priced merchandise. McDonald’s additionally not too long ago ended a U.S. trial of its McPlant meatless burger — developed with Past Meat — with out confirming any future plans for the product.
Past Meat laid off 4% of its workforce in August.
AP Author Andrew DeMillo in Little Rock, Arkansas, contributed.