Bond set for former Mississippi Fair Commission director; accused of promoting prostitution


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, along with Madison Police, arrested the former executive director of the Mississippi Fair Commission for promoting prostitution.

54-year-old Stephen Hutton of Madison was booked into the Madison County Detention Center on Wednesday.

MBI said investigators developed information which led to Hutton’s arrest.

Hutton appeared in court on Thursday. A judge gave him a $50,000 bond, and the case will head to a grand jury.

The Mississippi Fair Commission released the following statement:

Today, the Mississippi Fair Commission voted to terminate the employment of executive director Steve Hutton. The Fair Commission has an experienced staff in place to continue operations at the Fairgrounds. The construction of the new Trade Mart and the installation of new Coliseum seats both continue, as does the partnership with UMMC and the Mississippi Department of Health to provide a convenient and safe location for a  COVID-19 testing facility.

MS Fair Commission

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