February 3, 2023
Police affirm search at county official’s residence in reference to journalist’s murder investigation

Replace: After practically 3 hours, police have taken Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles into custody. He was transported by way of ambulance from the residence. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening self-inflicted wounds.

Police affirm search at county official’s residence in reference to journalist’s murder investigation
Robert Telles arrives at UMC following a barricade at his residence with police (KLAS)

Sheriff Joseph Lombardo might be offering an replace on the investigation at 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police affirm a search warrant was served Wednesday morning on the residence of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles who has been the main focus of latest investigative tales by reporter Jeff German.

Police spent a lot of Wednesday at Telles’ residence which is situated close to Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Manner. Officers left the house round 2 p.m. and Telles returned shortly after carrying a white paper go well with. Sources advised 8 Information Now that Telles had been with investigators.

At round 4 p.m., Metro officers returned to Telles’ residence and knocked on the door, however no one answered. Officers then started pushing media crews additional away from the home, taping off extra of the world.

Within the early afternoon, Telles’ SUV was towed away by police.

German, 69, an investigative reporter for the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal, was discovered stabbed to dying outdoors of his residence on Saturday morning, Sept. 3. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division mentioned he was killed on Friday morning however not found till the following day.

Police launched video and pictures of the suspect and mentioned it appeared he was casing German’s neighborhood. In addition they launched the suspect’s potential automobile. It’s described as a 2007 – 2014 crimson or maroon GMC Yukon Denali with chrome handles, a sunroof, and a baggage rack. The automobile that police faraway from Telles’ residence is analogous.

German had reported in Could on the turmoil within the public administrator’s workplace which was headed up by Telles. There have been “allegations of emotional stress, bullying and favoritism resulting in secret videotaping of the boss and a co-worker outdoors the workplace,” in line with German’s story on Could 16.

Telles, a Democrat, misplaced his re-election bid in June’s major after the tales had been revealed. Rita Reid, the assistant administrator, gained and can take over the workplace at first of subsequent 12 months. It’s clear from statements by Telles on his marketing campaign web site that he felt German’s tales had harmed him.

On Telles’ Twitter feed, there are a number of posts the place he refers to German. In a single tweet on June 18, he wrote:

“Trying ahead to mendacity smear piece #4 by @JGermanRJ. #onetrickpony I believe he’s mad that I haven’t crawled right into a gap and died. 😂 @LVRJ #LasVegas”

In one other tweet on the identical day, he wrote:

“Spouse hears rustling within the trash* Her: “Honey, is there a wild animal within the trash?” Me: “No, expensive. Appear like it’s @JGermanRJ going by way of our trash for his 4th story on me.” Oh, Jeff… 😂 @LVRJ #LasVegas

German had spend the previous 4 a long time working as an investigative journalist within the Las Vegas valley. He first labored for the Las Vegas Solar newspaper after which began working for the Las Vegas Evaluation-Journal in 2010.