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‘You have to make sure you get it proper,’ Former Clark County DA David Roger discusses time gap in arrest of Robert Telles

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Investigators could have wanted extra time to make sure that they had all the things they wanted to prosecute Robert Telles, former Clark County District Attorney David Roger stated in an interview with 8 News Now’s Heather Mills.

“In any case like this, in any murder case or high profile case, you want to make sure you dot your I’s and cross your T’s,” Roger stated. “The public wants a quick arrest, I think sometimes investigators want a quick arrest, but you have to make sure you get it right.”

Roger stated that if investigators had been ready for DNA proof that positioned Telles on the crime scene, it would make sense to maintain off on arresting him.

“Before a suspect is arrested, time is on the prosecutors side,” he stated. “Once a person is arrested, there’s a quick timeline, they’re entitled to a preliminary hearing within 15 days, they’re entitled to a trial within 60 days.”

Robert Telles’ reserving photograph. (LVMPD)

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, 45, was arrested Wednesday night on an open homicide cost in reference to the stabbing dying of native reporter 69-year-old Jeff German.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police performed a warrant search on Telles’ dwelling on Wednesday morning, taking a car, hat, and sneakers that matched the outline of a suspect they had been in search of. Shortly after, he was interviewed at Metro headquarters.

Telles was allowed to return dwelling at round 2 p.m. Wednesday, sporting only a white paper swimsuit after police took his garments for testing. Just after 4 p.m., officers returned to his dwelling to arrest him, main to a two-hour standoff earlier than he was taken to University Medical Center with self-inflicted stab wounds and later booked into the Clark County Detention middle.

Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles returns dwelling after a search warrant is executed at his dwelling. (KLAS)

Telles had been the main target of German’s current reporting that his office was in “turmoil.” German was investigating claims of bullying and a hostile work setting inside the Public Administrator’s Office.

German was discovered useless exterior his dwelling on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 3, although police stated he was killed the morning earlier than.

Although German was stabbed to dying, police stated in a media convention Thursday morning that they had been nonetheless looking for a homicide weapon.

According to Roger, they don’t want the homicide weapon for the case to transfer ahead with the prosecution.

“It’s not necessary,” he stated. “They have video of someone who matches his description, who has a similar gait as him, the fact that that person is seen driving away in a vehicle that appears to be similar to his vehicle… it’s been reported that they have Mr. German’s DNA connected to Telles, if they have Mr. Telles’ DNA under Jeff German’s fingernails, that’s pretty good evidence.”

Sources 8 News Now Investigators that DNA discovered below German’s fingernails matched Telles’ DNA, which was obtained by the proof gathered through the search of his dwelling.

In his first court docket look Thursday afternoon, a choose ordered Telles to be held with no bail.

Robert Telles makes his first court docket look on Sept. 8, 2022. (KLAS)

He is predicted to seem again in court docket on Sept. 13, when he might be formally charged. Roger stated he wasn’t sure whether or not extra costs could be added, and talked about that there might be potential for the dying penalty so long as there are aggravating circumstances.

“There are some potential aggravating circumstances that could apply, that’s torture and mutilation, and I’d have to look at the autopsy report,” he stated. “I don’t know that there are going to be additional charges, the DA at some point will have to determine whether to seek the death penalty.”

Roger was elected District Attorney in 2002 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010.

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