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Ex-deputy finally ends year on the run

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

Marcus Goree was on top of the world.

As an event promoter, Goree was booking big-name entertainers to perform during the 2006 NBA All Star Weekend in Houston.

Now, he is likely taking one of the longest walks of life.  He is turning himself in to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

"I'm officially at rock bottom and I'm trying to climb my way out," he said.  "I've been a winner all my life and I'm not going to stop winning now."

To understand what the 32-year-old means, we need to turn back the clock.  In November 2011, Houston Police pulled Goree over, accusing him of driving drunk.  The routine stop escalated into a SWAT standoff and an additional charge: impersonating a police officer.

Goree was a civilian detention officer with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, but that career ended in 2005.

"At the time, I actually happen to have had some old police stuff that led to that charge, along with the DWI charge I got," he said.

After that arrest, he disappeared.  A warrant was issued for his arrest in February 2012.

He called me, saying he was turning himself in because he was tired of running and tired of hiding.

"I started thinking the worse I wanted to tie up things with my family, make sure a few things for my kids were in place," he said.

He is still facing a DWI and an impersonating an officer charge, and that warrant for skipping out.

We were there as he took those final steps into the Harris County Jail.

Just four months prior, Goree went on Facebook, promising to turn himself in on the open warrant.  That time he did not.

This time he actually did, ending nearly a year on the run.

"I just want to redeem myself and be an example to my children to let them know if you have a problem, face them head on," he said.

He is behind bars on a $10,000 bond.

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