Police arrested a Nevada politician associated with the slaying of a vegas journalist who’d written tales concerning the county official, officials stated Wednesday.
Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles had been taken into custody Wednesday, hours after a search warrant had been offered at their home by authorities investigating the loss of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, officials said.
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed the arrest to the Review-Journalwhich first reported the headlines, while the county’s region lawyer, Steven Wolfson, told The New York days that Telles had been taken into custody. Saturday
German who reported on alleged bullying and favoritism in Telles’ office, was found stabbed to death outside his Bronze Circle home. Police said he was likely killed Friday.
German, 69, died of “multiple sharp force injuries,” the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner has said.
“The arrest of Robert Telles is at once an relief that is enormous an outrage for the Review-Journal newsroom,” Executive Editor Glenn Cook stated in a statement Wednesday evening. “Our company is relieved Robert Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague has been killed for reporting on an elected official. Reporters can not perform some work that is important communities require if they are afraid a presentation of facts could lead to violent retribution.”
Police released surveillance video showing a suspect that is possible a wide straw cap and a bright orange reflective long-sleeve top.
The possible assailant appeared as if driving a GMC that is red Yukon authorities said.
Police cordoned off a block of Spanish Steps Lane and hauled away what appeared to be a SUV that is red from home. Telles has a listed target into the 9600 block of Spanish Steps Lane.Telles could never be reached for remark afternoon wednesday. A call into his Clark County office, which oversees the estates of people who die without legal next of kin
bounced to an answering that is after-hours.Telles lost a race that is narrow his job in June, when he was ousted in the Democratic primary
. He captured 35,279 votes, or 32.4%, finishing just behind one of his deputies that are top Rita Reid, that has 37,401 votes, or 34.3%.Telles was openly hostile at German for publishing reports about bullying and favoritism in their workplace, the Review-Journal reported
David K. Li is a news that is breaking for NBC Information. Tim Stellohcontributed