The reason he has been thrown in jail is unknown, but it seems as if he's been there for some time judging by the tally marks on the wall behind him. Whether the hashes mark days or weeks is unknown.
Red Dead Redemption
The player never really interacts with him, but he does try to convince John Marston into shooting Jonah during their misunderstanding at the beginning of the mission "Political Realities in Armadillo"
- Red Dead Redemption
- Undead Nightmare
- He clearly has disdain for both Jonah and Marshal Johnson.
- When Marshal Johnson talks about people from Dade County to be exotic in the mission Justice In Pikes Basin, the scene then changes to showing the jailbird. Suggesting he is from Dade County.