R&B singer Russell Neal has been taken into police custody after his wife was found dead at their Houston, Texas home.

The Hi-Five star reportedly called cops in a panic on Wednesday (02Jul14) and claimed he needed a lawyer after revealing his spouse was dead following a big argument.

According to Tmz.com, Neal then refused to discuss the incident and he is now being detained as cops investigate the matter further. No charges had been filed as Wenn went to press.

Neal's attorney, Chris Brown, tells Tmz, "We are aware of the situation and are presently evaluating it."

Hi-Five rose to fame in the 1990s and scored hits with I Like the Way (The Kissing Game) and She's Playing Hard to Get.

They disbanded in 1994 but reunited in 2005, two years before frontman Tony Thompson died from inhaling toxic air conditioning substance freon in 2007.