Search for killer of Las Vegas investigative reporter results in house of prime county official

The house of a prime Clark County official who was the topic of investigative tales by Las Vegas Overview-Journal reporter Jeff German was searched by police Wednesday as a part of the homicide investigation into the journalist’s deadly stabbing.

Las Vegas Metro police served the warrant on the house of Clark County Administrator Robert Telles, who misplaced a main election in June after German’s tales uncovered allegations of bullying, favoritism and an inappropriate relationship between Telles and a subordinate. Telles had publicly accused German of being a “bully” and operating a “smear” marketing campaign in opposition to him.

Telles has not been charged with against the law and couldn’t be reached for remark.

The search got here a day after police introduced they linked a purple or maroon 2007 to 2014 GMC Yukon Denali to the deadly stabbing of German, 69, outdoors his northwest Las Vegas house. German was discovered Saturday morning, however investigators mentioned they consider the slaying occurred Friday morning and safety footage had tied the SUV to a suspect assailant.

An SUV matching that description was towed from Telles’ driveway Wednesday morning as detectives searched the home. Las Vegas police Tuesday launched two pictures they mentioned have been potential leads within the killing. One was a picture of an unidentified suspect whose look was disguised by a large straw hat, gloves and orange long-sleeve shirt. The person was seen casing the realm. The second was of the Denali, which had chrome handles and a sunroof.

Las Vegas Metro police, following the search warrant initiation, acknowledged it was “currently serving search warrants” in reference to German’s killing. The division wouldn’t present particular addresses. It was unclear if Telles is the one goal of the warrants.

In a considerably complicated sequence of statements, Las Vegas Metro repeatedly referred to as it an “isolated incident” when pressed in regards to the hazard to the general public. However in addition they mentioned, “It appears the suspect was potentially casing the area to commit other crimes before the homicide occurred.”

In keeping with Las Vegas Overview-Journal, German was engaged on a brand new story about Telles the week he was stabbed to loss of life.

Telles, who stays in workplace till December, has publicly chastised German, accusing him in a single tweet of writing a “lying smear piece” and in one other of being a “bully.”

Government editor Glenn Prepare dinner mentioned German hadn’t communicated any considerations over his security to the paper’s management staff.

“It’s our hope that they find this person very quickly so that we can get answers to all the questions that we have as his colleagues and friends, as it relates to the work we all do,” he informed The Instances over the weekend.

German was beforehand a longtime columnist and reporter for the Las Vegas Solar, the place he lined courts, politics, labor, authorities and arranged crime, in line with his biography. He joined the Overview-Journal in 2010, the place his investigative work spanned tales on organized crime, political corruption and authorities failures.

Prepare dinner mentioned German’s “bread and butter” was “breaking big stories,” with a lot of his investigations resulting in important reforms.