CIA Contractor To Face Trial For Parking Lot Fight

'Highlands Ranch Rambo' Free On Bond

A Highlands Ranch man who allegedly punched another driver, during a scuffle over a parking space, has been ordered to stand trial.

Raymond Davis, a.k.a. The Highlands Ranch Rambo, has been charged with second degree assault, disorderly conduct and crime of violence.

Prosecutors said Davis pulled into a parking lot at Einstein Brothers Bagels on South Broadway at Highlands Ranch Parkway, October 1.

That’s where the alleged victim, Jeffrey Maes, was also waiting for a parking space.

When a car pulled out, Maes pulled in.

Prosecutors said Davis became angry, got out of his car and confronted Maes, then punched him in the face.

During Davis’ preliminary hearing, officers testified that there were some conflicting accounts about what happened.

One officer said the alleged victim told him that he was struck by the defendant, went down to the ground, then got up and tried to defend himself.

But defense attorney William Frankfurt asked about an independent witness who was closest to the scuffle. He said that witness claimed that Maes was the aggressor.

Prosecutors said that witness admitted that he didn’t see the start of the scuffle.

One investigator testified that when he re-interviewed Maes on Oct. 17, Maes told him that he threw some punches back and that Davis was keeping count.

The investigator said that after Davis counted three of Maes punches, he told him, "It's all over buddy."

During a break in the preliminary hearing, Maes’ attorney told reporters that his client has filed a civil lawsuit against Davis seeking monetary damages for his injuries.

“This is an important case,” Larry Klayman said, “because a private citizen deserves the right to go to Einstein (Bros. Bagels) in peace, not to be beaten up by someone who frankly has a predisposition to violence. This man has a history of violent acts. He killed two people in Pakistan. He was indicted for murder.”

Klayman was talking about an international incident in Pakistan last February.

Davis, a CIA contractor, was taken into custody after shooting two men believed to be Pakistani intelligence operatives.

Davis said the men tried to rob him and that he shot them in self defense.

The U.S. paid $2.3 million dollars to the families of the men who were killed, and Davis was released.

Now, Davis may be on the hook for more money. “You have to compensate a victim when you beat the crap out of him,” Klayman said.

When asked how much Maes is seeking in his civil suit, Klayman said it will be up to jurors to decide.

“My client was seriously injured,” Klayman said. “He is undergoing treatment right now.”

Davis is due back in court January 30 for arraignment.

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