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Shannon Brandt charged with murder in death of Cayler Ellingson, who was allegedly 'ran over' by SUV


 September 30, 2022 12:28pm EDT
Shannon Brandt charged with murder in death of Cayler Ellingson, who was allegedly 'ran over' by SUV
Cayler Ellingson's autopsy showed that he was run over by Brandt's car

By Adam Sabes , Stephanie Pagones | Fox News

Shannon Brandt, the man who is accused of fatally hitting Cayler Ellingson with an SUV, has been charged with murder in the death of the 18-year-old, and new information alleges that the teenager was run over by an SUV.

Brandt, 41, was initially arrested after police say that he fatally hit Ellingson with an SUV during the early morning hours of Sept. 18 after a street dance that took place at a local bar in McHenry, North Dakota. Court documents state that Brandt initially fled the scene and told a 911 operator that Ellingson was part of a "Republican extremist group," adding that the teenager was calling on others to come "get him."

He was released from jail on Sept. 20 after posting a $50,000 bond, and while he was not placed on house arrest or curfew, he could not leave North Dakota or drink.

Ellingson was taken to a local hospital after the incident, but later died.

North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind told Fox News Digital that there was "no evidence" suggesting that the teenager was part of a "Republican extremist group" or that the incident involved politics.

Foster County State’s Attorney Kara Brinster announced Friday that Brandt is being charged with murder in addition to duty in an accident involving death. Brinster said that the charge of criminal vehicular homicide has been dismissed because of the new murder charge.

Brandt turned himself in on Friday at the Stutsman County Correction Center. The new charges are the result of an investigation by the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Foster County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation.


Smokin Joe:
Current bond, according to the Stutsman County Jail roster, is one million dollars.

But he wuz a good boy on his way to choir practice and the mean old republican threw his self under the truck to set him up/ It werent his fault.


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