Las Vegas Metropolitan police have arrested Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles on Wednesday, hours after investigators searched his home in connection with the fatal stabbing of Review-Journal reporter Jeff German.
According to investigators, Telles will be charged with one count of murder. He was taken into custody with self-inflicted wounds.
Telles was the focus of recent investigative stories by the longtime investigative journalist.
Police spent much of Wednesday at Telles’ home, which is located near Charleston Boulevard and Hualapai Way.
Although investigators did not say what they found if anything.
Investigators had released a photo of an SUV connected to the crime, which matched one of Telles’ cars.
Police had released video and images of the suspect and said it appeared he was casing German’s neighborhood.
Officers left the home around 2 p.m. and Telles returned shortly after wearing a white paper suit. Sources told 8 News Now that Telles had been with investigators.
Robert Telles just arrived at his house. Reporters asked him if he had any comment. I asked why police towed his vehicle. He had no comment. Story: https://t.co/3CSa7B4XeS pic.twitter.com/tgQ7JuI9BX
— Brett Clarkson (@BrettClarkson_) September 7, 2022
Around 4:15 p.m., an officer knocked on Telles’ door and he did not respond. Police moved reporters away from the house several times afterward.
Telles is being held on suspicion of murder and has a court appearance scheduled for Thursday afternoon, online Clark County Jail records show.
German, 69, was found stabbed to death outside of his home on Saturday morning, Sept. 3. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said he was killed on Friday morning but not discovered until the next day.
Telles, a Democrat, lost a three-way primary in June. In online posts following the election, Telles appeared to blame German for his election loss.
At the time of his death, German was working on a story about Telles, according to the Review-Journal. Earlier this year, Telles was the subject of articles that detailed his oversight of his office, and German reported Telles created a hostile work environment and carried on an inappropriate relationship with a staffer