Financier Dale Cheney who jumped out of a rooftop bar in New York faces criminal prosecution.

Dale Cheney, a Connecticut financier who jumped out of a Manhattan rooftop bar last week, has been charged with a felony, according to the report.

Cheney, 46, who filed for divorce from his wife days before he flew out of the 54 bar in the Hyatt Centric Times Square, was charged with two misdemeanors on January 16 following a domestic dispute at the couple’s spacious New Canaan home, The Wilton Bulletin reported.

His wife, Lauren Cheney, received a restraining order against her husband following an incident in which the financier was charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief and disorderly conduct, the publication reported.

The investment banker was released on $25,000 bail after appearing in court in Stamford.

Cheney, a father of three children aged 20 and over, filed for divorce on January 23 – two days before his death in Midtown.

Police said he fell out of a rooftop bar at West 45th Street and Seventh Avenue around 6:30 p.m., which was later ruled a suicide.

Financier Dale Cheney, 46.
Dale Cheney, 46, who rushed to his desk from a rooftop bar in Midtown last week, faces criminal charges in Connecticut.

Police at the scene of an apparent suicide.
Police at the scene of an apparent suicide.
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The building is located on 45th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
The building is located on 45th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.
William Lopez \ New York Post

Law enforcement sources told The Post that cops were twice called to Cheney’s former home on the Upper East Side in connection with domestic disputes in 2008.

Cheney founded T-street Capital, an independent investment firm in Darien, Connecticut, in 2013.

At the time of his death, he lived in a spacious six-bedroom, seven-bath home in New Canaan that was valued at more than $3.8 million, records show.

The woman who answered the door of the house last week declined to comment.

Dale Cheney's home in New Canaan, Connecticut.
Dale Cheney, 46, was charged with mischief after a domestic incident at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut on Jan. 16, The Wilton Bulletin reports.
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According to his obituary, Cheney grew up in New Jersey and Northern Virginia as one of five siblings. He attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where he met his future wife, Lauren Colton, whom he married in 2000.

He later received an MBA from Harvard Business School, according to an obituary.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24-hour suicide prevention hotline on 988 or go to

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