Shannon Brandt charged with homicide after allegedly fatally hitting Cayler Ellingson with SUV

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Shannon Brandt, the person who’s accused of fatally hitting Cayler Ellingson with an SUV, has been charged with homicide within the demise of the 18-year-old, and new data 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 through the early morning hours of Sept. 18 after a road dance that happened at a neighborhood bar in McHenry, North Dakota. Court docket paperwork state that Brandt initially fled the scene and advised a 911 operator that Ellingson was a part of a “Republican extremist group,” including that {the teenager} was calling on others to return “get him.”

He was launched from jail Sept. 20 after posting a $50,000, and whereas he was not positioned on home arrest or curfew, however couldn’t depart North Dakota or drink. 

Ellingson was taken to a neighborhood hospital after the incident, however later died.

North Dakota Freeway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind advised Fox Information Digital that there was “no proof” suggesting that {the teenager} was a part of a “Republican extremist group” or that the incident concerned politics.

Foster County State’s Legal professional Kara Brinster introduced Friday that Brandt is being charged with homicide along with responsibility in an accident involving demise. Brinster mentioned that the cost of prison vehicular murder has been dismissed due to the brand new homicide cost.

Brandt turned himself in on Friday on the Stutsman County Correction Middle. The brand new fees are the results of an investigation by the North Dakota Freeway Patrol, Foster County Sheriff’s Division and the North Dakota Bureau of Felony Investigation.

A possible trigger affidavit for the brand new fees states that Brandt requested the 911 operator if he was going to jail.

“I simply wanna ask you a query, am I going to jail?,” Brandt requested the 911 operator, in response to the doc.

Cayler Ellingson was taken to a neighborhood hospital after being hit and later died.
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In the course of the 911 name, Brandt “made feedback concerning the incident being intentional and never an accident,” in response to the affidavit.

Based on the affidavit, when the 911 operator requested “he wouldn’t let your automobile go then what occurred,” and Brandt responded “sure I…I simply tried to take of en , he..he wasn’t going to let me go, I I hit him I didn’t imply to and and he’s subdued I used to be scared to demise however he’s subdued, he can’t do something to me now so, so for this reason I’m calling you.”

“I imply I…I nearly oh god, I nearly simply runaway however I believed jeez clearly if it was a complete accident I wouldn’t be scared however I do know it was greater than that,” Brandt mentioned, in response to the affidavit.

Ellingson referred to as his mom earlier than Brandt admitted to utilizing an SUV to hit him, in response to an affidavit, and advised her that “‘he’ or ‘they’ have been chasing him.” The mom advised her son that she was “on her method to get him” previous to that decision, the affidavit acknowledged.

Brandt additionally advised the 911 operator that Ellingson “wouldn’t let him depart” and made a name to somebody saying “one thing to the impact of your going to have to return right here and deal with him.”

Based on the affidavit, through the time interval between 2:00 a.m. and a couple of:42 a.m., Ellingson solely positioned and obtained cellphone calls to his mom and father.

An post-mortem carried out on Ellingson indicated that his accidents have been brought on by being “ran over” by the SUV, and never by being struck by the entrance of the automobile.

Ellingson made a name at 2:34 a.m. to his mom stating that “possibly he ought to name his cousins or posse,” in response to the affidavit, including that the mom didn’t know if her son was feeling threatened but, and advised him that he “didn’t want to try this and that she was on her method to choose” him up.

Ellingson’s final name along with his mom was at 2:42 a.m., when he acknowledged “one thing to the impact of they’re after me or he’s after me,” and the decision dropped, in response to the affidavit.

Brandt was due in courtroom on Friday morning for a bond listening to.

Throughout a courtroom listening to on Sept. 19, Brandt disagreed with the proposed bail quantity, stating that he’s not a flight threat and has a life that he must get again to.

“I’ve a job, a life and a home and issues that I don’t precisely need to see go by the wayside — household which can be essential to me,” Brandt mentioned.

A funeral for Ellingson was held on Monday.


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