Coliseum boss fired for alleged theft

The Mississippi Coliseum's manager has been fired and is accused of stealing about $3,000 from a safe inside the building in Jackson.

The theft allegedly happened while the Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show was being held at the Mississippi Fairgrounds.

The Mississippi Fair Commission executive director, Mike Brinkley, says the coliseum's manager, Chad Luckey, was fired just after the money was reported stolen on February 10.

Sheriff Malcolm McMillin says in a news release that the missing money was recovered.

McMillin says that an investigation by the Hinds County Sheriff's Department revealed Luckey was responsible for the theft.

The case will be presented to a grand jury as soon as April.

The Fair Commission is looking for a new coliseum manager.