Jeff German murder: Suspect Robert Telles will remain a Clark County official and get paid $130K annually
'He’s still an elected officer and he’ll get paid while he’s in jail,' Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom said
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, who was arrested in connection with the death of Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jeff German, 69, will remain in his elected position and will be paid $130K annually.
Commenting on it, Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom on September 9 said, as quoted by WSAV, "For now, he’s still an elected officer and he’ll get paid while he’s in jail," and added the least action the commission could implement would be to order a recall vote, which will require a recall petition, including gathering and verifying more than 100,000 signatures. Segerblom told, "People don’t need to worry that the place isn’t being run or he’s still running it."
As per the report, there is also the possibility that Telles could resign. Telles, who was elected to the current position in 2019, was also appointed to the Board of Indigent Defense the same year. However, on September 9, he was removed from the board, as per Daily Mail. "We can take the scope of work away from him, but as far as him having the title and getting the salary, it is that way, because the voters picked him," Segerblom said, as per WSAV.
Details of Jeff German's murder
German was found dead with stab wounds outside his home on September 3. Just after three days, on September 6, Capt Dori Koren shared a few photos of a vehicle believed to be connected to the killing, a red or maroon 2007-2014 GMC Yukon Denali with chrome handles, a sunroof, and a luggage rack. Later that evening, Review-Journal reporters spotted a similar car in Telles' driveway matching the description. Following this, police reached Telles’ home around 6.30 am on September 7 and blocked off nearby streets.
Then, at 9 am, police released a statement saying they were “currently serving search warrants.” And just hours after a search warrant was served at Telles’ home, he was taken into custody on the night of September 7 for the murder of the reporter, who had published several stories about Telles’ office, saying it was in “turmoil," and wrote about multiple claims of bullying and favoritism within his office. Telles’ DNA was discovered under German’s fingernails, as per WSAV.