‘1923’ actor wanted in alleged domestic dispute found dead

Posted at 8:00 AM, April 3, 2024 and last updated 9:25 AM, April 8, 2024

LAWRENCE, Kansas (Court TV) — Authorities in Kansas have announced an actor who appeared in the “Yellowstone” spinoff “1923” has been found dead.

On Friday, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office said 27-year-old Cole Brings Plenty was found deceased “in a wooded area.” Deputies found his body while responding to a report of an unoccupied vehicle, according to a news release.

Previously, the Lawrence Police Department had issued an alert to locate the Native American actor in connection with domestic violence allegations.

photo of Cole Brings Plenty

Cole Brings Plenty (Lawrence, Kansas Police Department)

The 27-year-old was last seen leaving Lawrence on March 31 in a white 2005 Ford explorer, according to a missing person advisory his uncle, “Yellowstone” actor Mo Brings Plenty, shared on Instagram.

“Cole missed an appointment with his agent for a TV show, which is uncharacteristic for him,” stated the advisory, which noted his cell phone was off.

Officers had responded to reports of a female screaming for help that morning at an apartment but the suspect was gone by the time officers arrived, Lawrence Police said in a statement on Facebook.

The department said the investigation, which involves allegations of domestic violence, identified Brings Plenty as a suspect. Traffic cameras showed him leaving the city immediately after the incident.

“Lawrence Police have submitted an affidavit to the District Attorney for the arrest of Cole Brings Plenty after an incident Sunday morning at an apartment in Lawrence,” the department said. “We’ve identified him as the suspect, have probable cause for his arrest, and issued an alert to area agencies.”

Brings Plenty’s family contacted police expressing concern and reported him as a missing person, according to Lawrence Police.