On Wednesday, it was reported that Democrat Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles had a search warrant for his residence as part of an investigation into a homicide. The person who was killed was Jeff German, an investigative reporter, who was discovered dead on Sunday. German had written an expose detailing workplace complaints about the work environment filed by Telles’ employees, and also exposed his relationship with a staffer a few days before Nevada's primary election, where Telles was defeated in his re-election campaign. German was working on a second report on Telles when he was killed.
Telles is now in custody for suspicion of murder Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Less than a day after asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in the stabbing death of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German, police arrested Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, Sheriff Joe Lombardo said.
Lombardo has also been named the GOP candidate for Governor.
Telles was observed being removed from his house on a stretcher as the arrest was made public.
A vehicle believed to contain Telles arrived at University Medical Center's Trauma Unit about 7 p.m.
The day before, Telles was seen returning home after an interview with law enforcement officers, wearing a hazmat-type white suit. Telles did not respond to the questions of reporters at the time.
After Telles arrived home at 2:20 p.m., a Las Vegas Metropolitan police officer approached the door, but Telles did not respond. At 6 p.m., a SWAT vehicle and other emergency vehicles were at the scene.
It is not clear whether he has quit his post as Clark County Public Administrator. His term is set to expire on 2nd January 2023.