Las Vegas official’s arrest connected to death of journalist

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(NewsNation) — Clark County, Nevada public administrator Robert Telles was arrested at his home Wednesday night following a standoff with police in connection with the stabbing death of journalist Jeff German, according to Nexstar’s KLAS.

Police asked reporters to evacuate the area around Telles’ home as police could not get Telles to come to the door when they arrived to search his home.

A source told KLAS Telles was taken in by police with self-inflicted wounds and will be charged with one count of murder.

German, 69, was found brutally stabbed outside his home Saturday morning. He had worked for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 2010. His investigations uncovered organized crime and political corruption.

“I get that not everybody is going to like what an investigative journalist does,” said KLAS reporter Ron Futrell. “We have them in our newsroom and not everyone is going to be happy, and he was like that, but he didn’t care, he wanted to get things right and he put it in the right context.”

Police were able to link DNA found on a cut up pair of shoes and cut up hat to Telles and German’s DNA at the scene. DNA found on German’s fingernails also matched Telles.

Telles is being held without bail and faces an open murder charge that includes first and second degree murder.

Check back for updates as this story is developing.

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