TMZ has learned … ’90s singer Russell Neal from Hi-Five is in police custody … after he told cops his wife was dead inside their apartment … and he needed a lawyer.
Neal went to the local jail and apparently told Houston cops he and his wife had gotten into an argument Wednesday … the singer reportedly asked for a lawyer and then clammed up.
Hi-Five’s song “I Like the Way (The Kissing Game)” went to number one in 1991 … and a year later they scored another hit with, “She’s Playing Hard to Get.”
The group’s lead singer Tony Thompson famously died in 2007 after inhaling Freon.
Neal is currently being detained … no charges have been filed.
The lawyer for Hi-Five, Chris Brown, tells TMZ, “We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it.”