A financier who perished after leaping to his death from a Manhattan rooftop bar was being sued by his wife.
Dale Cheney, 46, had filed for divorce from his wife Lauren, 44, days before he jumped to his death from the Hyatt Centric Times Square.
On January 16, he was charged with two misdemeanours during a domestic incident at the couple’s New Canaan residence.
After the event, his wife received a restraining order against him, and he was accused with fourth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly behaviour.
After appearing in court in Stamford, Cheney was subsequently freed on a $25,000 bond, according to the Wilton Bulletin.
Around 3:40 PM on January 16, according to New Canaan police, a domestic argument was reported at Cheney’s residence.
They added that the dispute involved ‘Cheney and another occupant of the residence.’
In a statement to DailyMail.com the family said: ‘We are heart-broken and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Dale Cheney.
‘We are so grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support from our community. During this sensitive time of profound sorrow for our family, we appreciate your understanding of our desire for privacy.
‘Dale was a loving father, husband, brother, and son. Most of all, Dale absolutely adored his children spending many happy hours mentoring, coaching, teaching, and playing with them.’
The father-of-five filed for divorce on January 23, just two days before he jumped to his death in Midtown Manhattan.
Police had already responded twice to domestic disturbance complaints at the couple’s $3.8 million house in 2008, one of which involved financial disputes.
According to property records, Cheney moved to Connecticut in 2010 from Manhattan.
According to his LinkedIn page, he was a well-known money manager who served as a board member and investor at six different companies in four states.
The financier, a Harvard graduate, held a master’s degree in business administration.
He worked for Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2007, after which he moved on to Citicorp Venture Capital to become an investment principle.
T-street Capital was established by Cheney in Darien, Connecticut, in 2013.
Using a combination of capital investment, acquisitions, and other opportunistic and strategic activities, the company characterises itself as “an independent growth equity firm that works in cooperation with founders and management teams to expand their businesses.”
To “maintain its focus on growth equity investments,” T-street said in June 2019 that it had executed a deal that raised $75 million for a new fund.
Cheney’s family has not yet responded to inquiries about his passing.
He was one of five siblings, and according to his obituary, grew raised in northern Virginia and New Jersey.
His future wife, Lauren Colton, whom he met while attending Brigham Young University in Utah, and they were married in 2000.
At the same bar in October, aspiring model Elizabeth Gaglewski committed suicide by jumping over a barrier and landing on a balcony.