Tony Jefferson is a 28 year old man from Manchester in England, Before he came to Chernarus he was a weapon smuggler providing for local gangs in Manchester however he was caught in 2014 and sent to 45 years in prison serving 5 counts of attempted murder and weapon trafficking. In late 2016 he was approached by 2 other inmates about a planned escape and if he was willing to take part in it, he was told the escape was going to be by boat and they have people on the outside ready to go ahead with the plan whenever they recruit one more prison inmate to assist on the escape, Tony accepted the offer and on the 5th of July 2017 they made the daring escape from the prison, he didn't know where they were going to escape to but he desperately wanted to get out, following the escape he found himself in Chernarus with 6 other people on the boat not knowing what was to come in the following weeks which was the outbreak of the zombie apocalypse. Tony and his accomplices had to adapt to their surroundings and make do with what they had at hand and eventually they fell out and started to turn their backs on each other, Tony made the daring decision of leaving the others and going on his own to try and find other human life on the island of Chernarus with the end goal of finding a settlement to join and survive. Once he found settlement his goal would be to drop his past and try to help the survivors of chernarus in any way he could no matter who he must face in the process.
Whilst Tony made his escape to Chernarus the story hit headlines back in the United Kingdom and a full fledged operation was undergoing to try and find where he and his accomplices escaped to, they actively tried to make contact to all countries when a lead was discovered and it lead to the Chernarussian government. The Chernarussian government had just announced martial law in Chernarus and their military were ordered to setup checkpoints around the island, the zombie outbreak was happening and eventually the island became infected and many criminals were escaping to this island to escape the inevitable imprisonment. This intel lead the United Kingdom government to think that Tony could be on Chernarus looking for weapons to smuggle back to the United Kingdom so now they monitor all flights coming from Chernarus / Russia region in and out of the UK. The year is 2018 and still no contact had been made with Tony and he had not attempted to fly back to the UK so the government operation was put on halt due to them deciding that the resources were not worth it as they think he had stayed on the island of Chernarus and have still never seen him since the escape. In 2019 they tried to contact civilians on the island of Chernarus through radio frequencies and the PA systems but they had no luck so they officially closed to operation and his citizenship would be revoked and would not be allowed back to the United Kingdom.