HORNELLSVILLE, N.Y. (WENY) -- A Steuben County man is sitting behind bars for allegedly failing to pay child support. The Steuben County Sheriff's Office says the suspect owes almost $40,000.

33-year-old John P. Davis of Hornell was arrested in the Town of Hornellsville. The Sheriff's Office says Davis was apprehended when an anonymous called tipped off 911 dispatchers of his whereabouts.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after he was accused of failing to pay $39,000 in child support. The Sheriff's Office says the Hornell Police Department and the New York State Police assisted in the arrest.