Robert Telles: A local Las Vegas official has been arrested for murdering an investigative journalist who was covering him, his newspaper says


Clark County Administrator Robert Telles — Subject of Las Vegas Review-Journal Investigative Report Jeff German — Arrested, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo told Review-Journaldays after Jarman was found stabbed to death outside his home.

Telles is being held on suspicion of murder and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday afternoon, according to Clark County Jail records online.

Police have not publicly acknowledged Telles’ involvement in Jarman’s death.CNN reached out to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for additional comment.

Uniformed police officers and a patrol car were seen outside Telles’ home on Wednesday, according to local media reports. Las Vegas police confirmed that officers had issued a search warrant in connection with the German’s death, but did not immediately provide additional information.

Jarman was working on a story the week Telles was killed. According to Review-JournalEarlier this year, Telles was the subject of an article detailing his oversight over his office, and German said Teles created a hostile work environment Maintained inappropriate relationships with staff. Telles denied the reports, said The Review-Journal.

Telles was first elected in 2018 and lost the Democratic primary in June while seeking re-election.

CNN has reached out to Telles’ office for comment and is working to determine his legal representation.

“The arrest of Robert Telles is both a great relief and anger to The Review Journal’s newsroom,” Editor-in-Chief Glenn Cook said in a statement Wednesday.

“We are relieved that Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official,” Cook said.

“We are grateful to the Las Vegas Police Department for their immediate recognition of the urgency and hard work and the horrific gravity of Jeff’s murder. Now, the Review Journal, the German family, and Jeff’s many friends, I hope we can begin the process of remembering and honoring a great man and brave reporter Godspeed, Jeff.”

the police called for the help of the citizens

The German was found outside his home on Saturday morning, but police suspect the killing may have happened earlier.

Authorities tell people in the area Check outdoor surveillance cameras From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, we can get a better glimpse of the individuals who may have been involved in the murders.

According to Las Vegas police, the suspect “may have covered the area to commit other crimes before the murder occurred.” Surveillance images of an individual in a bright orange shirt and wide-brimmed hat have been released, as well as photos of what is believed to be a maroon GMC SUV.

Clark County Administrator Robert Telles washes a car outside his Las Vegas home on Tuesday. Authorities on Wednesday issued a search warrant at Telles' home in connection with the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff Germann.

Arthur Kane, a reporter for the Review-Journal and a German colleague, told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Wednesday that a colleague looking at Google Maps spotted a maroon SUV sitting in Telles’ driveway.

“The police came and roped the area and started searching his house,” Kane said.The SUV was registered to Telles’ wife, Kane said.

Police are expected to provide an update on the investigation on Thursday.

CNN’s Amir Vera, Jamiel Lynch, Nick Watt, Chuck Johnston, Elizabeth Joseph, Hannah Sullison and Satyam Kaswara contributed to this report.

Source: www.cnn.com

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