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Arrest complaints allege Littleton shooting victim lured outside, then killed

By JOHN KOZIOL
Union Leader Correspondent

June 14. 2016 8:32PM
Robert Pierog, left, is shown in a photo posted on the Facebook page he shares with Sylvia Pierog. (COURTESY)

LITTLETON — Robert Pierog was lured from his apartment and then shot multiple times with a .22 caliber rifle, according to criminal complaints for the three men charged in connection with the May 27 murder.

The complaints, on file in Littleton District Court, were prepared by Detective Sgt. Justin Rowe of the State Police Major Crime Unit, which was among the agencies that responded around 10:30 p.m. on May 27 to 124 W. Main St., where Pierog, 22, was found dead outside.

Damion Yeargle, 21, of Littleton has been charged with one count of first-degree murder “for purposely causing the death of Mr. Pierog by shooting him multiple times.” Quade Kadle, 18, of Jefferson, was charged with one count of accomplice to first-degree murder.

Nicholas T. Skidmore, 21, of Littleton, who was arrested several days after the first two men, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of hindering apprehension or prosecution.

While the arrest affidavits for the trio are sealed, the complaints offer insight into how Pierog’s death might have been carried out, though they don’t provide a motive.

The complaints allege Skidmore drove Yeargle to Yeargle’s home on North Littleton Road to retrieve his rifle; and/or Skidmore then might have driven both Yeargle and Kadle to Walmart so the two men “could buy bandanas to use as disguises when they went to shoot Robert Pierog;” and/or Skidmore drove Yeargle and Kadle to Pierog’s apartment “knowing that their plan” was to shoot him; and/or Skidmore wore a bandana over his face while he was outside Pierog’s apartment with Yeargle and Kadle.

Kadle, his complaint alleges, went with Yeargle to Walmart to buy bandanas as well as latex gloves; and/or upon arrival at Pierog’s apartment, knocked on the door and asked Pierog to come outside, where Yeargle was waiting for him.

The hindering complaint against Skidmore alleges that after the shooting, he drove both Yeargle and Kadle away from the scene.

All three men are scheduled to appear Friday afternoon in Plymouth District Court for probable cause hearings.


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