Financier who jumped from NYC rooftop bar was facing criminal charges after domestics dispute
A financier who jumped to his death from a Manhattan rooftop bar was facing criminal charges against his wife when he died.
Dale Cheyne, 46, had filed for divorce from his wife Lauren days before he plunged to his death from the Hyatt Centric Times Square.
He was charged with two misdemeanors on January 16 after a domestic dispute at the couple’s home in New Canaan.
His wife was handed a restraining order against him after the incident, and he was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.
Cheyne was then released on a $25,000 bond after a court appearance in Stamford, according to the Wilton Bulletin.
The Harvard-educated banker had just filed for divorce
Dale Cheney, 46, committed suicide on January 25 at 6.30pm, leaping from Bar 54 (pictured) at the Hyatt Centric in Times Square
The father-of-five filed for divorce on January 23, just two days before he jumped to his death in Midtown.
Police had previously responded to the couple’s $3.8 million home twice in 2008 on domestic disturbance calls – with one of the arguments being over finances.
Cheney moved out of Manhattan, to Connecticut, in 2010, property records show.
He was a respected money manager, who was a board member and investor at six different companies in four states, according to his LinkedIn page.
The Harvard-educated financier had a Master’s in business administration.
From 2005 to 2007 he worked at Goldman Sachs, before moving to work as an investment principal at Citicorp Venture Capital.
Cheney founded T-street Capital in 2013 in Darien, Connecticut.
Cheney’s sprawling home in New Canaan, Connecticut. The property is worth an estimated $3.5million
In October, 26-year-old Elizabeth Gaglewski jumped to her death from the same bar
The company describes itself as ‘an independent growth equity firm that works in partnership with founders and management teams to grow their businesses through a combination of capital investment, acquisitions, and other opportunistic and strategic initiatives.’
In June 2019, T-street announced that it had closed a deal that raised $75 million for a new fund, ‘to continue its focus on growth equity investments.’
Cheney’s family is yet to comment on his death.
In October, aspiring model Elizabeth Gaglewski took her own life at the same bar, after jumping over the barrier and landing on a balcony.
Cheney is the second person to take their own life from the bar in three months. In October, aspiring model Elizabeth Gaglewski, 26, took her own life at the same bar
Cheney previously lived at this Upper East Side building. Police were twice called in 2008, amid domestic disturbances centered on money
At the time, friends told DailyMail.com that Elizabeth had seemed ‘happy’ before leaving the family home in Queens.
They added that she had ‘struggled to cope’ after the death of her father, and had suffered from depression.
The bar said in a statement that it was ‘truly heartbroken’, but it is yet to confirm if it will make any changes to its outdoor deck to prevent any additional suicides.
Tom Bundell, general manager, said: ‘We are truly heartbroken at the situation that occurred this evening outside our rooftop bar, and we are keeping the victim’s family and friends in our thoughts and hearts.’
If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.
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