Stevie B Arrested

SPRINGFIELD – Stevie B, one of the featured acts at a Friday night concert at the MassMutual Center, ended up behind bars early Saturday after he was arrested for owing $420,000 in unpaid child support to an Agawam woman, authorities said.

After singing “Dream Girl” and many of his hits from the late 1980s and early ’90s, Stevie B — also known as Steven Bernard Hill, 53, of Las Vegas — was hauled off the stage and handcuffed by law enforcement officers.

Springfield Police Sgt. John M. Delaney said Hill was cooperative but surprised by the arrest, expressing concern that he might miss a weekend gig in Providence, R.I.

Authorities said the mother who’s owed child-support payments lives in Feeding Hills. Additional details were unavailable, including how far back the debt stretches.

Hill is scheduled to be arraigned in Springfield District Court on Monday.

The dance music star was at the downtown Springfield arena as part of the “Freestyle 2011 — Strictly Rush Tour: Stevie B, Expose and Lisa Lisa.”

A native of south Florida, Hill is perhaps best known for his hit, “Because I Love You (The Postman Song),” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in December 1990.


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