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Deadbeat dad caught after chase on San Tan Valley golf course

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Patrick Moloney allegedly owes $25,000 in back child support for his 16-year-old daughter. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Patrick Moloney allegedly owes $25,000 in back child support for his 16-year-old daughter. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (CBS5) -

A San Tan Valley man, allegedly $25,000 behind in child support payments, was arrested and booked into jail after a chase that covered an entire golf course.

Patrick G. Moloney, 47, ran from his home near Johnson Ranch Golf Course about 12:30 p.m. Thursday after Pinal county deputies came to his house looking for him, said Tim Gaffney of the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were investigating a claim by his ex-wife that he owed $25,000 in back child support for their 16-year-old daughter and that he was planning to leave the area as soon as he received a tax refund check, Gaffney said.

A PCSO sergeant and detective drove to Moloney's house and saw him smoking a cigarette in his garage, Gaffney said. He ran into his house and shut the garage door and a witness inside the home told the sergeant and detective he ran out the back of the house onto the golf course.

The sergeant and detective were provided a golf cart and started on the 18th and worked their way back to the first hole, getting reports from golfers the direction Moloney was running, Gaffney said.

An out-of-breath Moloney was found and caught at the first hole.

He was booked into the Pinal County Jail on an outstanding warrant from Maricopa County Superior Court for failing to pay child support. His bond was set at $10,000.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said Moloney also owes back child support for two children from a previous relationship.

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