Connor was Dawn's pimp. Connor was furious to find Dawn out of it in April 2018 after she took the drugs Ross Barton gave her. Connor then tracks down Ross, and beats up his brother Pete Barton when Pete claims to not know Ross. Ross walks in on this and grabs Connor, throwing him out.
Ross later meets with Connor, and Connor goads Ross into flooring him with a punch, after which Ross offered Connor £200 for information on Simon McManus's whereabouts. Connor gets Ross to show how desperate he is by holding onto drugs for him. Connor is furious when Ross's car is stolen with the drugs inside but Debbie Dingle manages to retrieve it. However, when Debbie blows her top and goes off on one at Connor, Connor punches her in the face (witnessed by Ross, Diane Sugden and Doug Potts) before leaving. Ross wants to be rid of Connor once for all and meets him at the Cricket Pavilion where Ross reveals a gun and demands Connor tells him about Simon. Connor discloses Simon was paid £100k to keep his mouth shut in court by someone young and rich. After being threatened by Graham Foster Connor leaves for a long time.
In October 2018, Connor returned to the village and threatened Joe Tate with a gun, demanding he tell him where Graham was, or he'd kill Joe. Joe brought Graham back to the village where Connor held him hostage up at Home Farm. When Joe returned, he found the living room a mess, blood on the table and no sign of Connor nor Graham. Graham confronted Joe and showed Joe that he had Connor's phone and that Connor won't be coming for them again, suggesting that Connor might have been killed.