Police searched the home of a Clark County, Nev. administrator early on Wednesday, allegedly in connection with the recent slaying of a Las Vegas newspaper reporter who had spent considerable time reporting on the administrator’s political career.
Reporters with the Las Vegas Review-Journal observed police “outside the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, who had been the focus of recent reporting by” Jeff German, the slain journalist who was found dead outside his Las Vegas home on Sunday.
German had “spent months reporting on the turmoil surrounding Robert Telles’ oversight” of the public administrator’s office, the Review-Journal said. Telles, a Democrat, had lost his reelection bid earlier this year following investigative reports by German, who “also had recently filed public records requests for emails and text messages between Telles and three other county officials,” the paper said.
Police have released images of a person of interest connected to German’s murder. One image includes “a 2007 to 2014 red or maroon GMC Yukon Denali with chrome handles and a sunroof,” the Review-Journal said.
“Hours after the vehicle’s image was released on Tuesday, Review-Journal reporters spotted Telles in the driveway of his home with a vehicle matching that description,” the paper noted.
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Photo “Rob Telles” by Nevada Latino Bar Association.