HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – A Highlands Ranch man and CIA contractor who was freed from a Pakistani prison after the U.S. paid $2.3 million in blood money was arrested Saturday morning.
Police said Raymond Davis was arrested after getting into a fight with another man identified as Jeff Maes over a parking spot at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch.
When deputies arrived the two men had already been separated. Maes had sustained some injuries, but refused treatment. He was later taken to Sky Ridge Hospital by his wife. She has been told preliminarily that he may have compound fractures in his back.
Davis was taken to Douglas County Jail for third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. He has posted a $1,700 bond. The investigating deputy can increase the charges if injuries to Maes are bad enough.
According to Maes’ wife, she and Maes pulled into a Starbucks parking lot for coffee and bagels and found a space. She said Davis pulled up behind them, got out of his car cussing, claiming the space was his. After a very brief confrontation, Davis struck Maes once in the face, knocking him out.
Maes regained consciousness after 30 seconds and another fight ensued, according to Meas’ wife. There were many witnesses. She said Davis kept saying, “You’re done. I’m going to get you.”
“I’ve never seen a man so full of rage,” Maes’ wife said.
Davis was arrested in Pakistan in February for shooting dead two Pakistanis. He had been performing security work in Pakistan as a contractor for the CIA. The U.S. said Davis acted in self defense against robbers. Davis claimed someone was following him and tried to hijack his vehicle at gunpoint.
Davis was released by Pakistani authorities after the U.S. reportedly paid $2.3 million to the families of the two men killed and possibly the family of a third person killed in a traffic fatality as the CIA rushed to retrieve Davis after his arrest.