Robert Telles arrested in reference to the homicide of Jeff German

A public official who was the focus of a story written by slain Las Vegas investigative reporter Jeff German was arrested in the case on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, according to a report.

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles was taken into custody after authorities ransacked his home for hours the previous Wednesday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, citing Las Vegas police Sheriff Joe Lombardo.

Prior to his arrest, Telles was questioned by the police during a search. When he returned to his home Wednesday night, he refused to answer questions from reporters as he went inside, according to the video posted to Twitter by Review-Journal reporter Brett Clarkson.

Soon after, at around 6pm, his house was surrounded by police officers in tactical gear while he remained inside, according to the Review-Journal, where the Germans worked before he was killed on Friday. News outlets reported 30 minutes later Telles was pushed out on a stretcher and dumped into an ambulance.

Jeff German, investigative reporter
Jeff German, the investigative reporter was found dead Saturday morning — the day after he was stabbed during an altercation.
AP/Elizabeth Brumley

Telles lost the Democratic primary in June, in part, because of a German investigative story about his behavior in office, the report said. Some of the allegations against Telles included “emotional distress, intimidation, and favoritism,” according to the outlet.

German is also reportedly working on a possible follow-up to Telles before he was stabbed to death.

Telles tweeted several times about the reporter and his article, writing on June 18 twitter post: “Waiting for smear piece #4 lies by @JGermanRJ. #onetrickpony I think he’s mad that I didn’t crawl into the hole and die.”

Las Vegas police release photo of suspect
Las Vegas police released photos of the suspects they believe were involved in the death of the German citizen.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Police took up positions around the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles,
Police took up positions around the home of Clark County General Administrator Robert Telles.
AP/John Locher
Police take positions around the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles
Telles was questioned by police as they searched before being arrested.
AP/John Locher

Police initially showed up at Telles’ home at around 6:30 a.m. local time and said hours later they issued a search warrant related to the murder.

German, 69, was found dead Saturday morning – a day after he was stabbed in an altercation, police said.

The venerable reporter, who has exposed political corruption in the area for decades, did not communicate with his boss at the Las Vegas Review-Journal that there was a threat against him or that he feared for his safety before his death, the paper’s executive editor. said Sunday.

Clark County Las Vegas Public Administrator Robert 'Rob' Telles
Telles posted several tweets to reporters about the “smear piece” the Germans allegedly wrote about him.
Rob Telles

German died of “multiple sharp object injuries,” said the Clark County Medical/Coronary Examiner’s Office.

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