From the court records regarding case number 10-90-04412 in Lane County, Oregon. This is in regard to an old case where Melquist was convicted of passing bad checks. (See his rap sheet for context.)
This document was introduced into the court records by Melquist’s attorney in support of a motion to drop the charges based on the lack of a speedy trial. So these are words that he swore to in court. Below the text (which I scanned in) are images of the actual documents I pulled from the court archives.
There are actually three of these documents in the court records. They are virtually identical in wording. Only one is displayed.
I, Troy Allen Melquist, first being duly sworn on oath, do hereby
depose and say that:
I am the Defendant herein.
I make this Affidavit in support of the Amended Defendant’s
Motion to Dismiss Charges as Not Commenced within the Statute of
Limitations, Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss tor Delay and Lack of
Speedy Trial, and Amended Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss: Delay in
I moved to Pennsylvania in May, 1989 to attend Pennsylvania State
University. After I moved to Pennsylvania, I came back to Oregon
during some of my vacations. I was in Oregon in August of 1989
and over Christmas break in 1989-1990. I graduated from
Pennsylvania State University in August of 1992, shortly before
my incarceration at the Lackawanna County Prison.
The following is a list of the locations where I resided after I
moved to Pennsylvania. to the best of my recollection.
1. From about May 1989 to about August, 1989 my residence was at
346 Prospect Avenue, State College, PA 16801.
2. From about September 1989 to about May 1991 my residence was
at 456 E. Beaver Avenue, #1104. State College, PA 16801. -
3. From about June 1991 to about August 1991, my residence was at
520 E. Calder Way, #607, State College, PA.
4. From about September, 1991 to about July 1992, my residence
was at 636 East College Avenue, Apt. 406, State College, PA.
5. From about August 1992 to about November 1992, my residence
was at 417 Madison Avenue. Scranton, PA 18503.
4. From about November, 1992 to October 1, 1993, my residence was
at the Lackawanna County Prison and the Lackawanna County Work
Release Center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
5. From October 1, 1993 to about December of 1996, my primary
residence was at ‘ 400 N. Keyser Avenue, Apt 1. Scranton, PA
All of the above residences are reflected in records kept by the
courts in Centre County Pennsylvania, and Lackawanna County,
Pennsylvania. During this period of my life, I had numerous
contacts with law enforcement. My warrant status was checked many
times, but I was never extradited to Oregon.
Beginning in 1990, l was in and out of Centre County Prison and
Lackawanna County Prison a number of times; mostly serving
sentences for Bad Checks. but never for more than 30 days, until
On April 29th, 1992, I was arrested in Lakawanna Co. I remember
this date because it was the first day of the Los Angeles riots.
I was held as a fugitive for 14 days and released. Oregon did not
extradite. On August 28, 1992, I was ticketed for Driving without
a License in Scranton,
Pennsylvania. I gave the officer my correct address at the time,
417 Madison Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. The officer checked my
warrant status and the Eugene Police Department was contacted,
but I was not arrested or extradited.
On November 30, 1992, I pled guilty to 3 Counts of Bad Checks and
1 Count of Theft by Receiving in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.
I was held in custody until my sentencing on March 30, 1993. In
May, the sentencing judge allowed me to participate in the work
release program starting on July 1, 1993. Before I was allowed
into the program, the work release office informed me that there
would be a 14-day fugitive hold, and if the State of Oregon did
not extradite me during the 14-day period, I could enter the work
After my release. I was placed on parole through September 3,
2004. Early on in my supervision, my parole officer asked me to
contact the Eugene Police Department regarding my outstanding
warrants. When I called Eugene Police, I gave them my correct
address. I was referred to the Campus Branch, whereupon I was
notified that the officer who was investigating my case had since
retired. While I was under parole supervision, I reported monthly
to my parole officer, and my parole officer frequently visited my
workplace and home.
On December 26, 1997, I ran a red light and caused an accident in
Austintown. Ohio. I gave the officer my correct address at the
time. 4991 A Continental Drive. Salem. OH 44460. The officer
checked my warrant status and the Eugene Police Department was
contacted, but I was not arrested or extradited.
The following is a list of the locations where I have resided,
since approximately March of 1998. when I moved back to Oregon,
to the best of my recollection.
1. From about March 28, 1998 to May 1, 1998 my residence was
located at 93109 Powerline Road. Eugene, OR 97124.
2. From about May 1. 1999 to about February 1, 2002 my residence
was located at 16989 NW. Nichols Lane. Forest Grove. OR 97116.
3. From about February 1, 2002 to 2005 my residence was located
at 321 Brookwood Avenue, Hillsboro. OR 97006.
4. From 2005 to the present my residence has been located at
17281 NW Broken Top, Beaverton, OR 97006.
At each of my residences I have had a listed phone number. The
one exception was when I lived with my parents in Eugene when I
first moved back to Oregon in 1998. Each time I moved I left a
forwarding address with the United States Postal Service.
In 1999, my wife, Karen Cappy, was stopped for a traffic
infraction in Beaverton. Oregon. I was a passenger. The officer
checked my warrant status, noted that the warrants were old, and
took no further action. This ticket was either never filed or
dismissed, and I have not been able to find any record of it.
On September 1, 2000. I obtained an Oregon ID card from DMV. It
listed my residential address at the time, 16989 N.W. Nichols
Lane, Forest Grove. OR 97116. I updated the address on my ID card
in 2001 to 20235 S.W. Angie Lane, Beaverton, OR 97007, which was
my office address at the time. I could have been easily located
at this address. Because the type of contract work that I do is
security sensitive, supervisors suggest that discrepancies
between addresses on airline tickets and identification be
eliminated if possible. My airline tickets were issued with my
office address, and I changed my ID address to conform to the
addresses on my airline tickets. Subsequently, I lost my Oregon
ID card in China and never replaced it. It expired in 2004.
My Daughter Madison was born February 13, 2000 with biliary
atresia, a rare liver disease. The disease causes cirrhosis and
jaundice. She will eventually need a liver transplant. Although
my wife and I have since learned to live with our daughter’s
condition, in 2000 our coping abilities were stretched to their
limits. Many of her medical expenses around the time of her birth
were not covered fully by my insurance plan. Since then, there
have been other medical expenses that we have had to meet
On May 1, 2001, I applied in person and received my original
birth certificate from the state of Oregon administrative office
located at 990 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232. I needed the
birth certificate to apply for a passport. I gave my correct
current address when I requested the birth certificate.
On May 9, 2001, I applied and received a U.S. passport in San
Francisco, where I had a job interview. The passport office
informed me that Eugene Police were notified before my passport
was issued. After the meeting in San Francisco, I started my work
as a computer encryption expert for various agencies of the U.S.
government. I am hired as a contractor, and the amount of work
that I am assigned is dependent on the need for encryption. The
demand for my work in recent months has been lower than at its
height following 9-11 in 2001. Even before my arrest in
September, I had experienced a decline in my assignments. The
hold placed by Lane County Circuit Court since my arrest in
September has excluded me from consideration for assignments.
On the following dates, I was detained by customs while Eugene
Police was contacted. Each time, my warrant status was noted in
my passport. I was not arrested or extradited, but customs was
asked for my correct address, which I had provided in customs
forms that I was required to complete.
1. On June 1, 2001, I returned from Beijing via Minneapolis.
2. On July 20, 2001, I returned from Hong Kong via Minneapolis.
3. On August 27, 2001, I returned from Korea via Seattle.
4. On October 13, 2001 , I returned from Hong Kong via Seattle.
Since 2001 , although I have traveled outside the U.S.A. for my
work, I have not been through customs. My supervisors have
arranged transport on military aircraft so that I am not stopped
at customs upon reentry.
When I was arrested, I provided my correct address and phone
number to the Lane County Circuit Court’s Custody Referee Office,