Shannon Brandt: What we know about the North Dakota man who mowed down Cayler Ellingson with SUV

GLENFIELD, N.D. — Shannon Brandt, the North Dakota man who allegedly admitted to mowing down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson with an SUV on September 18, is described by neighbors as a "loner" with mental health conditions.
Ellingson suffered serious injuries from the incident and later died at a local hospital.
A press release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol states that the collision was "head on."
Brandt told a 911 operator that Ellingson was part of a "Republican extremist group" and made threats against him.
North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind told Fox News Digital on Thursday that there's "no evidence" supporting the claim that Ellingson is part of a "Republican extremist group."
A neighbor told Fox News Digital that Brandt "had too much to drink" on the night of the incident and would go on "rampages" when he's drunk.
Brandt's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit 0.08, a breathalyzer test later showed, the affidavit states.
Brandt was handed an "extremely low" bail for what he did, the neighbor also said, stating that it should have been much higher.
One of the neighbors Fox News Digital spoke with said that the incident has left community-members devastated.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPJust around two and a half hours before the incident, the neighbor was at the bar with Brandt, and said that everything seemed normal.
"This happened over two and a half hours after we left [the bar].
So I don't know what happened after that," the neighbor said.