Raymond Allen Davis
In this Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, former CIA contractor Raymond Davis arrives at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock for a court hearing. (AP file | Ed Andrieski)

CASTLE ROCK — Raymond Davis, the former CIA contractor accused of beating a man during a disagreement over a parking spot outside a bagel store, will try again March 1 to enter a plea to misdemeanor assault charges.

Noting that a start date for a trial in the case had been set for Tuesday, lawyers for the defense and the prosecution asked for a continuance.

"I didn't want to reset the trial, because I was sure a resolution would be reached, and I still feel that way," Davis' lawyer William Frankfurt said. Frankfurt said at 4:30 p.m. Friday, "New demands were made."

Davis was expected to plead no-contest to the charges Monday. He was arrested in October 2011 and charged with disorderly conduct and second-degree assault for the beating of Jeffrey Maes, 50, outside an Einstein Bros. Bagels store in Highlands Ranch.

That charge carries a maximum of 16 years in prison.

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