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Hickory Man Charged In Connection To Death Of Woman (Updated 5/12/22, 4:09 A.m.)
Eddie Dantea Propst
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged In Connection To Death Of Woman (Updated 5/12/22, 4:09 a.m.)

35-year-old Eddie Dantea Propst of 8th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with first-degree murder, assault on a female, and assault by strangulation.

Propst is charged in connection to the death of 29-year-old Laura Matthews of Hickory. Matthews was found deceased at a residence on 8th Avenue SE in Hickory early Sunday morning (May 8). She died as a result of an assault.

Propst, who was initially taken into custody Sunday, remains at the Catawba County Detention Facility where he was being held without bond on the murder charge and $165,000 bond on the assault counts. A District Court appearance was scheduled Thursday (May 12) on the murder charge, and for May 26 on the assault counts.

The Hickory Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to call the department at 828-328-5551 or contact Investigator Bailey at dbailey@hickorync.gov.