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A North Dakota official says there is “no evidence” to support Shannon Brandt’s claim that 18-year-old Keller Ellingson was part of a “Republican extremist group” before she used her car to hit the teenager, who later died.

Brandt, 41, is being charged with criminal vehicular manslaughter, as well as leaving the scene of an accident involving a death after the incident early Sunday morning. He was held in the Stottsman County Jail until Tuesday, when he posted a $50,000 bond and was released.

The incident occurred after a “street dance” in McHenry, North Dakota, and Brandt radioed state first responders that he hit the pedestrian with an SUV because the pedestrian was threatening him,” a probable cause affidavit states. The documents also state that Brandt left the scene. ran away, but later returned and called 911.

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Brandt also thought Ellingson was part of a “Republican extremist group” and then allegedly hit him, according to court documents.

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Shannon Brandt, 41, has been charged in the vehicular death of a North Dakota teenage boy that she claims happened after a political argument.
(Foster County Sheriff)

“Brandt said the passerby called out to some people and Brandt was afraid they were coming to get him,” the document states. “Brand admitted on state radio that he hit the pedestrian and that the pedestrian was part of a Republican extremist group.”

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North Dakota Highway Patrol Capt. Brian Neuwind told Fox News Digital on Thursday that there is no evidence to support Brandt’s claim that Ellingson was part of a “Republican extremist group.”

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North Dakota man who ran over ‘Republican’ teenager says he doesn’t want his own life, job in jeopardy
(Foster County Sheriff, Facebook)

“There is no evidence to support the claims Brandt made about Ellingson,” Neuwind said. “This remains an active investigation and as evidence is collected and reviewed, we will consult with the Foster County State’s Attorney to determine if Brand’s current charges will remain as they are currently charged or if additional charges will be brought against him.”

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Ellingson was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died.

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

Part of the probable cause affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brand
(Foster County State’s Attorney’s Office)

Ellingson’s parents told police they knew Brandt, but did not believe their son, Keller, knew him.

Police went to Brandt’s residence in Glenfield where he began talking and “admitted to drinking alcohol prior to the incident,” the affidavit said.

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Part of the probable cause affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brand

Part of the probable cause affidavit for the Sept. 18 arrest of Shannon Brand
(Foster County State’s Attorney’s Office)

“Brandt admitted to hitting the pedestrian with his car because he had a political argument with the pedestrian and believed the pedestrian was calling for people to come get him,” court documents said. “Brand admitted to leaving the scene and returning shortly after calling 911.”

Brandt’s blood-alcohol level was 0.08, a breathalyzer test later showed, according to the affidavit.

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