Man fatally strikes pedestrian he later claimed was a Republican extremist

| September 21, 2022

Shannon Brandt, 41, admitted to hitting Cayler Ellingson, 18, with his vehicle after an argument. He claimed that the victim called people and he felt that the victim was going to have these people come after him. He also felt that the victim was a part of a “Republican extremist group”.  Cayler Ellingson’s mom said that she received a call from her son informing her that he was being chased. That appeared to be the last call that she received from him.

From Fox News:

Shannon Brandt, 41, spent just days in a Stutsman County Jail on criminal charges related to the death of 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson before he posted his $50,000 and was released, according to county jail records. Brandt’s listed attorney could not be reached by phone and did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s email inquiry.

Brandt, a Glenfield resident, was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday after he told the state first responders’ radio that “he struck the pedestrian because the pedestrian was threatening him,” according to a probable-cause affidavit provided to Fox News Digital on Wednesday morning.

“Brandt stated that the pedestrian called some people and Brandt was afraid they were coming to get him,” the document continues. “Brandt admitted to State Radio that he hit the pedestrian and that the pedestrian was part of a Republican extremist group.”

North Dakota Highway Patrol reported on Sunday that there was a “street dance” on Jones Street near Hohneck Street in McHenry when Brandt struck Ellingson and then fled the scene.

Ellingson was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries, but could not be saved.

Brandt’s and Ellingson’s families both showed up at the scene shortly after police arrived, court records show.

Fox News has the rest of the story, and portions of the probable cause affidavit related to Shannon Brandt’s arrest, here.

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Getting spicy.


I suspect he’s the Democrats next candidate for Governor of North Dakota.

RGR 4-78

If this was a home invader fleeing and in no way being a threat and someone shot the invader, that would be a bad shoot.

How the hell is this not at least murder 2?


Correct; the kid was on foot, trying to run away when this shithead chased him in his car and ran him down. This is second degree murder at a minimum.

AW1 Rod

Exactly what I would expect an empty-headed fuckstain like this to do, after the Gibbering Geriatric’s recent hysterical, anti-Republican diatribe.

Behold, Xiden! The Great Uniter!


Soooo…Do we think that prezzy sniffy creepy will award this hero of the republik The Congressional Gold Medal, give a nod to hitlery’s colluding pals with the Order of The Red Banner, or bow to his ChiCom handlers and make an award of an Order of The Republic (Republic Medal)? Or will PINO joe come up with a Special Award for his useful idiots…that do his biden? Axing for a fren’.

Every MAGA type voter they take out, is one less vote that they have to steal.


Brandt should be sitting in a jail cell waiting to go on trial. He’s a feral animal that should be put down for what he did.

How in the fuck did this happen in North Dakota? I’m guessing there’s a bunch of Soros schlong sucking assclowns at the local level there.


The FBI declares it isn’t politcally motivated in 3, 2, 1…

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

There is no justice in the courts.
Mr Brandt needs to be stalked and executed by a vigilante.

The Stranger

Yep. This only stops when one of these clowns gets strung up on a lamp post and lit on fire. And if the cops intervene, put them down too. It’s time to make this shit hurt.


Easy, there, old son. Being pissed is one thing, saying things which can be used against TAH later is out of line.


The MSM won’t report on this. I doesn’t fit their narratives. Remember when they and the even the FBI wouldn’t report the motive for the shooting attack on the Republican Congressional baseball team that severely wounded Steve Scalise. Facts and incidents that don’t support their narratives aren’t news as far as the MSM are concerned.


CBS covered it mentioning it was a “Political Disagreement” without repeating the words from the drunk driver/murderer.


Anyone heard anything about the Vegas shooter recently? As quickly as that got memory-holed, you can bet he had some embarrassing relationships to those that would rule us..


BAC above the legal limit, the politics may just be a way to seed an alibi.

Forrest Bonduraunt

“If I had another son, he would look like Shannon Brandt.” – Joe Biden

Old tanker

Quite frankly this is the result of left wing politicians calling for “action” against political enemies. The media and the left continue to brand conservatives as domestic terrorists and a threat yet it’s the left that carries out attacks. More of the party of tolerance in action.

USMC Steve

I have said it before, and will say it again. The left is nuts, and dangerous. They will not calm down until blood is spilled against them. They are already killing us.


Vague memory… radio station, Poland, provocation …hmmm…


Yet Derek Chauvin et al and a few hundred rambunctious tourists rot behind bars because the State feels some-type-of-way.

iustitia mortuus est

Plan accordingly


Everyone will be pleased to know he was released on $47K bond. Running someone over with your car on purpose because of a political argument sounds like Capital Murder to me but he was only charged with vehicular homicide and DUI.

Some video of the offender too:

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RGR 4-78

“I have a job, a life and a house and things I don’t want to see go by the wayside—family that are very important to me,” Brandt told a judge at his first court hearing.”