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North Dakota formal claims ‘no evidence’ supports suspect’s assert teen was Republican ‘extremist’


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A North Dakota formal stated that you can find “no proof” supporting Shannon Brandt’s assert that 18-12 months-old Cayler Ellingson was portion of a “Republican extremist group” ahead of he allegedly used his automobile to hit the teen, who later on died.

Brandt, 41, is becoming charged with criminal vehicular murder, as nicely as leaving the scene of a crash involving a dying right after the incident in the early Sunday morning several hours. He was held in the Stutsman County Jail until finally Tuesday, when he posted a $50,000 bond and was introduced.

The incident transpired following a “avenue dance” in McHenry, North Dakota and Brandt informed condition 1st responders’ radio that he struck the pedestrian with an SUV mainly because the pedestrian was threatening him,” a probable-lead to affidavit states. The document also states that Brandt fled the scene, but later returned and referred to as 911.

Brandt also believed that Ellingson was element of a “Republican extremist team,” and then allegedly hit him, according to the courtroom doc. 

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Shannon Brandt, 41, is charged in the vehicular death of a North Dakota teenage boy he claimed occurred after a political argument. 

Shannon Brandt, 41, is billed in the vehicular death of a North Dakota teenage boy he claimed transpired after a political argument. 
(Foster County Sheriff)

“Brandt stated that the pedestrian called some people and Brandt was fearful they were being coming to get him,” the doc states. “Brandt admitted to Point out Radio that he strike the pedestrian and that the pedestrian was part of a Republican extremist team.”

North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind instructed WHD News Digital on Thursday that there is certainly no proof supporting Brandt’s declare that Ellingson was a section of a “Republican extremist team.”

North Dakota man who ran down 'Republican' teen says he doesn't want his own life, job jeopardized 

North Dakota gentleman who ran down ‘Republican’ teenager says he would not want his own existence, position jeopardized 
(Foster County Sheriff, Facebook)

“There is no evidence to support the assert Brandt made about Ellingson,” Niewind reported. “This remains an active investigation and as proof is gathered and reviewed, we will seek advice from with the Foster County State’s Lawyer to figure out if Brandt’s present-day fees will continue being as at the moment billed or if further charges will be brought versus him.”

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Ellingson was taken to a medical center soon after the incident with serious injuries but later died.

Portion of the probable cause affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brandt

Portion of the possible bring about affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brandt
(Foster County State’s Attorney’s Office environment)

The mom and dad of Ellingson instructed police that they knew Brandt, but didn’t believe that that their son, Cayler, knew him.

Law enforcement went to Brandt’s home in Glenfield exactly where he began to discuss, and “admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages prior to the incident,” the affidavit states.

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Portion of the probable cause affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brandt

Part of the possible induce affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brandt
(Foster County State’s Attorney’s Place of work)

“Brandt admitted to striking the pedestrian with his vehicle for the reason that he experienced a political argument with the pedestrian and considered the pedestrian was contacting men and women to arrive get him,” the court docket document states. “Brandt admitted to leaving the scene of the incident and returning shortly following exactly where he named 911.”

Brandt’s blood-alcoholic beverages level was .08, a breathalyzer take a look at afterwards confirmed, according to the affidavit.

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