I hate situations like this because it puts control in the hands of the person who left because he is using intimidation and fear to prevent you from taking action. First off…get a lawyer immediately. If you fear for your safety, tell your lawyer. I hate that fear of safety prevents action, but I understand how it could. What it does is give your husband more power (which is what abusers do) to get what they want. It is hard to stand up to abusive, bullying people. Documentation would have been helpful if you wanted to get a restraining order.
I would get a lawyer and consult about your options. I hope it doesn’t take an act of violence to get things rolling for you.
Good luck and be strong.