Case of man accused of killing Scott Co. deputy heads to grand jury
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The man accused of killing a Scott County deputy last week had his case sent to a grand jury in Fayette County court Friday.
Steven Sheangshang appeared in court for assault, robbery, tampering with physical evidence, two counts of burglary and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.
The judge decided there was enough evidence against Sheangshang in Fayette County to send his case to the grand jury.
Sheangshang’s first court appearance in Fayette County was on May 24, two days after Deputy Caleb Conley was killed. He plead not guilty to charges of assault, robbery, two counts of burglary, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with physical evidence. This case stemmed from Sheangshang’s alleged actions after Conley’s death in Scott County. He’ll be seen in court again on June 2 for these charges. There, a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to send Sheangshang’s charges to a grand jury.
The second court appearance for Sheangshang in Fayette County was on May 25 for clarification on a warrant out of another state.
Sheangshang, who did not actually appear in person nor via Zoom because he “was under the weather,” has a warrant for his arrest out of Ohio. The court did not clarify what that warrant was for. His public defender waved extradition for Sheangshang and the judge set an extradition review for Nov. 14.
On May 30, Sheangshang was seen in Scott County court for murder of a police officer, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, burglary, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police and theft by unlawful taking. A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.
On Monday, May 22, Sheangshang allegedly shot and killed Deputy Caleb Conley during a routine traffic stop in Scott County.
Sheangshang then fled to a home in a nearby neighborhood and allegedly forced his way inside, pointed a handgun at the homeowners and took the keys to their vehicle, according to the arrest citation. The 45-year-old then drove that vehicle to Lexington and stopped at Rose & Jims Bar and Grill.
Sheangshang left the first vehicle he stole there, shot a man in the stomach and then stole his vehicle, according to the citation.