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Singer Mario Arrested -- Allegedly Attacked Mother

10/1/2010 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mario -- the platinum-selling R&B singer -- was arrested in Baltimore this morning for allegedly assaulting his own mother in an apartment they share.

Mario arrested.

According to police, Mario's mother Shawntia Hardaway -- a former heroin addict -- told cops the former "Dancing with the Stars" contestant had been "throwing and damaging property" ... and pushed her around with his hands and forearms.

Cops say they found several broken items inside the apartment -- including a broken china cabinet, a busted mirror and a hole in the closet door.

Mario's mother also told police the 24-year-old singer had attacked her earlier in the week -- in which he pushed her "eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall."

Mario -- real name Mario Dewar Barrett -- was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond.
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166.

phatang    

First of all before leaving any negative message you need to do your homework. Mario is not a rapper he is a R&B singer. Second he has been on his on taking care of his mother since the beginning of his career. All thou the pushing is not right we are only getting one side and of course its the media side and we no whats that's like. And yes is he is one of the good one!

1445 days ago
167.

Lis    

He doesn't live with his mother, his mother lives with him..

1445 days ago
168.

andrea    

when i found out about the news i was in sock and i count believe that he did that when i sow his picture from the police took him and that is sad that he is still living with his mom a 24 year old and i wish him the best and hope this never happen again

1445 days ago
169.

jezzie    

i've never heard about him getting in any trouble before so i feel there's a reason being left out now.what did his mom do that might have provoked this? and as for the "ms shy town " chick that commented earlier, saying there's a special place in hell for someone who would put their hands on their mother, should just pump her brakes. you don't know how people can be and some people deserve it, this i know personally for a fact in more than one instance.

1445 days ago
170.

peaches01    

YOU PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE ONE THAT BROUGHT YOU INTO THIS WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!should have left and called the cops,period!how do you feel now?

1445 days ago
171.

guesswho    

He kinda looks like a brown Joran van der Sloot LMAO!!

1444 days ago
172.

Frank    

Boy we got some stupids in this room. Gang banging? please keep your comments to nothing if you don't know anything about this man. Duh only a very popular R&B singer also he don't live with his mom his mom lives with him. Dang I guess if your posted on TMZ then you have enough money to have people who don't even know the smallest bit about you make dumb ass comments. They have a place for that its called the rants and raves on craigslist.com go there.

1444 days ago
173.

RAY    

HE LIVES WITH MOTHER. HE'S GAY

1444 days ago
174.

shantel thompson    

Who care who lives with who. He should never put his hands on this mother, period. He is a idiot.

1444 days ago
175.

shantel thompson    

Mario needs to be ashame. Never should u allow yourself to attack either parent. It will bring bad luck to your future path. I know this because my brother always has the devil following.

1444 days ago
176.

san    

That good at least she ruining his son's life not another woman son. love it

1444 days ago
177.

c4l    

His mom lives with him.

1444 days ago
178.

jorgie    

Alleged is the operative word here. Because she is female and his mother does not mean she is not vindictive against her own son. A drug addict will try every way to continue with the addiction even if it means getting rid of the help. Mario is a good person to be helping his mother, normally it is the other way around. The mother is irresponsible. People his age should be enjoying life and maybe trying to start their own family. Maybe if he had placed her in drug rehabilitation center, where she should remain until she got clean and then she to her own place. Let her take responsible for her life and Mario should have his own life
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1444 days ago
179.

Jammin    

He doesn't live with his mother, she lives with him o.o

1444 days ago
180.

Chardae    

TNB....please move this to Ebony TMZ

Posted at 9:11 AM on Oct 1, 2010 by big nuts
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
THIS LIL NUTS PERSON IS AN EXAMPLE OF VERY LOW INTELLIGENTS SUPRIZE AT THE FACT HE CAN SPELL NUTS HOW ABOUT YOU TAKE A ROPE AND HANG YOURSELF IN A CLOSEST....PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE A WASTE OF LIFE TIME AND ENERGY LIL **** BOY

ANYWAY MARIO AND A GOLD HEARTED PERSON AND I THINK HE WOULD NEVER HIT HIS MOM I REALLY FEEL HE DEFENDED HIMSELF AGAINST HER BY PUSHING HER OFF OF HIM AND FROM MY UNDERSTAND SHE NEVER RECOVERED FROM DRUGS

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