New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 30, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
603-573-6103
kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General
Jeffery.Strelzin@doj.nh.gov
(603) 271-3671

Nicholas Chong Yen, Attorney

Guilty Plea in Littleton Murder Case

Concord, NH – New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Littleton Police Chief Paul J. Smith announce that Quade Kadle (age 21), formerly of Jefferson, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on January 30, 2019, in the Grafton County Superior Court, on Conspiracy to Commit Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Witness Tampering charges.

In May 2016, Mr. Kadle conspired with Damion Yeargle and Nicholas Skidmore to kill Robert Pierog in retaliation for Mr. Pierog's role as a confidential informant. In order to carry out that plan, on May 27, 2016, Mr. Kadle, Mr. Yeargle and Mr. Skidmore drove to Mr. Pierog's apartment in Littleton, New Hampshire, where Mr. Yeargle subsequently shot and killed Mr. Pierog.

Mr. Kadle pleaded guilty today for his role in Mr. Pierog's murder. He was sentenced to 13 to 30 years in the New Hampshire State Prison on the Conspiracy to Commit Murder charge and 3 1/2 to 7 years in the New Hampshire State Prison on the Conspiracy to Commit Witness Tampering charge. The Conspiracy to Commit Witness Tampering sentence was imposed consecutively to the Conspiracy to Commit Murder sentence and suspended for 7 years with several conditions, effective upon Mr. Kadle's release from prison.

Mr. Yeargle and Mr. Skidmore have previously pled guilty to charges in connection with their roles in Mr. Pierog's murder.

This case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant Attorney General Geoffrey W.R. Ward and Attorney Nicholas Chong Yen.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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Telephone: 603-271-3658