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Who is Robert Telles? Why he Got Arrested?
According to his newspaper, a Nevada politician was detained in connection with the killing of a Las Vegas journalist, who had lately written stories that targeted the county official.
On Wednesday, officials from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) announced that a suspect had been detained concerning Jeff German’s fatal stabbing. On Saturday, September 3, a journalist who worked for the Las Vegas Journal-Review was discovered dead in front of his house.
The suspect in the homicide that occurred on September 2, 2022, has been taken into custody.
— LVMPD (@LVMPD) September 8, 2022
The stabbing and killing of 69-year-old German were reportedly caused by what looked to be a fight with another individual.
At a press conference, Capt. Dori Koren, a representative for the LVMPD, said, “We believe the altercation took place outside of the home.” “We do have some leads. We are following a suspect, but the suspect is outstanding.”
The suspect can be seen in surveillance footage posted by LVMPD on Twitter, sporting a big hat, an orange safety jacket, and dark pants.
Robert “Rob” Telles, the Clark County Public Administrator, has not been formally named as a suspect in German’s death by LVMPD police. Still, it has been confirmed that a search warrant was granted on Wednesday for Telles’s residence.
German, who had spent more than 20 years at the Las Vegas Sun before joining the Las Vegas Journal-Review in 2010, was well-known for his exposés of political scandals and government misdeeds. German has just published articles about Telles that exposed the alleged wrongdoing of the county official.
The journalist was reportedly working on a prospective follow-up story about Telles the same week he was fatally stabbed.
Who is Robert Telles?
Telles, a Democrat who is 45 years old, was appointed Clark County Public Administrator in Nevada in 2019. According to the state’s Clark County website, Telles “was the proprietor and founder of a Las Vegas law business that concentrated mostly on estate planning and probate problems” before his election.
According to the official page for Clark County, Telles, a husband and father of three, has lived in the county for over 20 years and is a graduate of UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.
According to Clark County Detention Center records, Telles is being held on suspicion of murder and has a court date set for Thursday afternoon. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed Telles’ arrest to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Telles stood for reelection because his current term ends on January 2, 2023, but he lost the primary on June 14. According to accounts, German’s efforts to expose the county official’s misconduct contributed to Rita Reid defeating him in the primary.
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