Police arrest Nevada county official in connection with murder of Las Vegas journalist

Authorities had earlier searched house, towed vehicle away.

Updated: September 7, 2022 - 10:30pm

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A Nevada county official was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of having been involved with the murder of a Las Vegas journalist last week. 

Robert Telles, who serves as public administrator for Clark County, was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon after authorities wheeled him out of his home on a stretcher, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Telles's home had earlier been the site of an active search warrant in connection with the stabbing murder of Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, who was killed Saturday. 

Speculation had abounded that Telles, a Democrat, may have been involved with German's murder due to the journalist having written a series of reports that it was claimed were damaging to Telles's political career. 

Police had earlier put out a notice for a vehicle possibly connected to German's murder; Vegas-area journalists later reported that a vehicle outside of Telles's residence appeared to match that description.

The vehicle was later towed away.

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