Great Bend Murder Suspect Found Dead in Barton County Jail

By Matt Unruh ~ Great Bend Post

33-year-old Shawn Ney of Hoisington, who was being held at Barton County Detention Center on charges of murder and attempted murder, died early Saturday morning in the Barton County Jail.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation in Ney’s death. Ney was charged with the murder of Steven Calderwood and attempted murder of his estranged wife Sarah Ney after an altercation on July 10th 2010.

After allegedly shooting Calderwood and Sara Ney, Shawn Ney was arrested after a standoff at his house in Hoisington. He had set fire to the home  during the standoff, reportedly tried to kill himself, and was on suicide watch after his arrest.