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Suspect arrested in slaying of reporter
A suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of Las Vegas Review-journal investigative reporter Jeff German, police said Wednesday.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lt. Jeff Goodwin declined to provide further information, but the announcement came after the Review-journal and other news outlets reported that the home of Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, who had been the subject of recent stories by German, was searched by authorities.
Local media reported an hours-long standoff outside Telles’s home Wednesday. Videos posted online showed SWAT team members outside the official’s home and an individual being carried into an ambulance on a stretcher.
German, 69, was found dead outside his home Saturday morning with stab wounds after police received a report from a person who said a neighbor had died, the newspaper reported.
An SUV and a second vehicle were towed from Telles’s property on Wednesday afternoon, the Review-journal reported.
On Tuesday, authorities released photos and video of a maroon vehicle suspected to be linked to German’s death.
When reporters approached Telles outside his garage and asked for comments, he walked away without responding. Requests for comment to multiple numbers listed for Telles were not immediately returned.
Telles, 45, had been the focus of German’s reporting this year, which examined the official and claims of intimidation and an inappropriate relationship with a staffer.
In tweets from June, Telles called German a “bully” and criticized at his reporting.
Telles (D) lost his reelection bid in June’s primary election after German’s findings were published, according to the Review-journal.
For more than three decades, German worked in Las Vegas, first at the Las Vegas Sun and then the Review-journal, covering courts, politics and organized crime.