The Democrat county administrator was brought into custody after a SWAT raid on his home
A police officer stands at the front door of the house of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 7, 2022. © AP / John Locher
A Democratic administrator in the Las Vegas, Nevada area has been arrested for the fatal stabbing of a local investigative journalist, who had published critical reports about the elected official prior to his murder last week.
Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, was brought into custody on Wednesday as part of a criminal probe into the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, according to the Associated Press. A police SWAT team descended on Telles’ home and served a search warrant before his arrest, confiscating multiple vehicles as part of the investigation.
“We are relieved Robert Telles is in custody and outraged that a colleague appears to have been killed for reporting on an elected official,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s executive editor, Glenn Cook, said in a statement.