Cole Brings Plenty: Actor Found Dead Days After Accusations

The body of Native American actor Cole Brings Plenty was found in a wooded area in Johnson County, Kansas on April 5 just two days after a warrant for his arrest for domestic battery was issued, CBS News reported.

According to a statement from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of an empty car on Homestead Lane at about 11:45 a.m. on Friday, April 5. In checking the surrounding area, deputies discovered the body of the 27-year-old actor nearby.

On April 3, Lawrence police issued an arrest warrant for Brings Plenty on charges of domestic battery, aggravated burglary, and criminal restraint in connection to an incident that occurred on March 31 when officers responded to a Lawrence apartment after reports of a woman screaming for help.

Brings Plenty had already left the apartment before officers arrived.

Police in Lawrence said traffic cameras showed Brings Plenty leaving the city following the incident, driving southbound on 59 Highway in a Ford Explorer.

The actor, who appeared in the “Yellowstone” spin-off series “1923,” failed to make a scheduled Zoom audition the following morning, according to his agent Peter Yanke.

Police confirmed that his family had reported him missing.

His uncle, actor Mo Brings Plenty, who stars in “Yellowstone,” shared a missing person flyer on social media and denied that his nephew was “on the run” from police, suggesting that the charges against him were false. In one post, the older Brings Plenty said his nephew’s phone was shut off, which concerned the family.

Following the discovery of his son’s body, his father Joe Brings Plenty Sr. confirmed his son’s death in a statement and thanked those who had sent “prayers and positive thoughts” for his son.

The actor appeared in two episodes of “1923,” the Paramount+ series that stars Harrison Ford.