10/02/2011 - A one-time CIA contractor who was freed by Pakistan after a multi-million-dollar "blood money" payoff was arrested Saturday morning in Highlands Ranch after an apparent altercation over a parking spot.
Raymond Davis, 36, was arrested by Douglas County sheriff's deputies on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after the incident outside an Einstein Bagels at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch about 8 a.m.
Davis was released after posting a $1,750 bond, the Sheriff's Office said.
Davis and his family had just moved to the Denver suburb in January when he left Colorado for Pakistan, where he became involved in an international incident. On Jan. 27 in the city of Lahore, Davis shot and killed two men who he said were trying to rob him.
After that arrest, U.S. officials said Davis should be released because he carried a diplomatic passport and was protected under diplomatic immunity.
Davis was eventually freed in March after, in accordance with an Islamic law, the victim's families granted him a pardon in exchange for $2.34 million in compensation. Government officials, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, have said the U.S. did not make the payment.
It was later revealed that Davis was a former member of U.S. special forces and was employed by the private security firm Blackwater, later renamed Xe. He reportedly owns a security company called Hyperion Protective Consultants, which is contracted to do work for the government. read more>>>