Mass. police: Singer owes $420K in child support

October 2, 2011 - 4:20 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police say a singer known for his 1990 chart-topping love song was hauled off a Massachusetts stage and arrested on charges of owing $420,000 in unpaid child support.

Steven Bernard Hill of Las Vegas was arrested Friday night at the MassMutual Center, where he was performing on tour.

Hill performs as Stevie B and is best known for the song "Because I Love You (The Postman Song)." It reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in late 1990.

Springfield police Sgt. John M. Delaney tells the Springfield Republican (http://bit.ly/qvL0hY) that Hill was surprised by the arrest and concerned that he might miss a weekend show in Providence, R.I.

Hill is scheduled to be arraigned Monday. He couldn't be reached for comment Sunday. Police didn't know if he had an attorney.

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Information from: The Springfield Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/