Dear Editor:

I write to you to clarify some misconceptions about myself and a gentleman mentioned in last week’s front page article.

My name is Matthew David Stephens, son of Judge Jimbo Stephens. I was raised in Baskin, graduated Franklin Academy and now raise my three kids with my wife Kelley right here in Franklin Parish. I am currently the Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager of Sicily Island State Bank here in Winnsboro.

I am not the David Stephens mentioned in the paper involved in the alleged racketeering scandal. That David Stephens is an accountant from Delhi, and we have never met. I am in no way involved in any current law suit and like all local bankers here in Franklin Parish, I work tirelessly to serve the good folks here in my community.

I pray that these legal matters will be resolved and people’s good reputations will be restored. Thank You and God Bless.


Matthew David Stephens

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.