Byrone was born on the streets of Atlanta. His father abandoned the family when he was born, leaving him to the care of his mother. His mother was a wonderful mother who worked two 8 hour shifts a day to support Byrone and his 2 younger brothers. When Byrone was 17, his mother became seriously ill with cancer and could not go to work anymore. Byrone hit the streets. He joined a gang that had many enemies. Due to this, an enemy gang member shot and killed his youngest brother, Brian. Byrone was then arrested for minor gang violence and served 5 years in prison.
In prison, Byrone became the alpha in gen pop. He controlled the food, so that meant he had access to a lot of it. Byrone bulked up tremendously. Liking his progress, he started to use steroids. In prison his mother died, leaving him with only one family member left. After his five years was over, he tracked down the 2 guys who killed his brother and killed them both with his bare hands. Wanting to flee the country, Byrone took a cargo ship to Chernarus right before the infection.