LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — “Not guilty”. That is the plea 45-year-old Steven Sheangshang, who allegedly shot and killed Scott County deputy Caleb Conley entered during his arraignment Wednesday at the Fayette County District Court.

The arraignment happened speedily and Sheangshang appeared via video conference from the Fayette County Detention Center.

Judge Melissa Moore oversaw Sheangshang’s arraignment and a group of a dozen Lexington detectives were in attendance.

Sheangshang faces the following charges in Fayette County:

  • Assault 1st degree
  • Robbery 1st degree
  • Convicted felon possession of a handgun
  • Tampering with physical evidence
  • Burglary 2nd degree on two counts

Sheangshang entered a plea of “not guilty” to the charges.

Moore assigned Sheangshang a public defender who then made an oral motion for specimens taken from the crime scenes by police to be preserved for forensic analysis.


Moore accepted the motion and asked for it to be sent in writing.

Sheangshang’s bond has been set for $100,000 cash for charges of assault, robbery, possession of a handgun, and tampering with physical evidence.

Sheangshang’s next court appearance is set for 8:30 a.m. June 2 at the Fayette County District Courthouse.

Sheangshang is also facing separate charges in Scott County.

Maj. Matt LeMond with the Fayette County Correction Center said those charges include:

  • Murder of a police officer 
  • Possession of a handgun by a convicted felon
  • Burglary first-degree
  • Theft by unlawful taking of an automobile
  • Wanton endangerment first-degree
  • Fleeing or evading police first-degree