DENVER - Prosecutors said yesterday they were considering whether to file a misdemeanor or felony assault charge against a CIA contractor accused of getting into a fight over a parking space in Colorado months after he was involved in a fatal shootout in Pakistan.
Raymond Davis, 37, of Highlands Ranch, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.
Prosecutors were considering the more serious charge of second-degree assault, a felony, said Casamir Spencer, a spokeswoman for the district attorney. Prosecutors were expected to formally file charges today.
Davis appeared yesterday in a court in Castle Rock, south of Denver. He was freed on $1,750 bond and is expected to return today for another hearing.
Davis’s defense attorney, William Frankfurt could not be reached comment.
The fight was reported Saturday outside a Highlands Ranch bagel shop. Authorities have released few details about the fight and did not identify the other person.
KUSA-TV said two drivers wanted the same spot in a crowded parking lot. One driver pulled up behind the other, rolled down a window and began shouting, and the confrontation escalated into a physical fight, the station reported.
In January, Davis said he shot two Pakistani men who he said tried to rob him in Lahore.
The United States insisted Davis had immunity from prosecution, but he was not released until March 16 under a deal in which the victims’ families agreed to accept $2.34 million in “blood money’’ under Islamic tradition.