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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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46.

WhatsNext    

He probably got made she was back on the HEROIN. I sure would be too!

1392 days ago
47.

MsPhoenix    

His mothers a crack head, you can't live with drug addicts even if you have the best intentions.

Also he's an R&B singer not rap, so that stereo type should probably be re-evaluated.

1391 days ago
48.

Emerson    

Oh Mario, whatsa matta you?

1391 days ago
49.

cidroc    

he;s mad cause his mom pushed his tire gauge now he is going to get a hard time in jail

1391 days ago
50.

SallyChi    

#1 - my thoughts exactly. Which tells me he's not doing too well money-wise. This was probably over money, it always is.

1391 days ago
51.

Deb    

Stop rushing to judgement. Let the courts do their job.

1391 days ago
52.

Boondoggle    

Anyone who has seen any interviews with Mario and any of his family members (including his mom) KNOWS that he has been taking care of her for many years now because of her recurring drug problems. He has a much younger brother as well, and that is why he shares an apartment with his mother--to be there for his brother and still allow the mother to be there.
Even his mom has acknowledged in interviews that she has been unable to care for herself for many of the years Mario was growing up.
I would guess that something happened like he found drugs in the apartment or something.
So maybe the haters who jump on every little nugget of information should keep their traps shut until they learn more. The apartment he shares with his mom is HIS apartment, not hers. It probably took a lot for him to agree to let her live with him again after the last time she relapsed.
I hope things work out for him and for his little brother, and that the mother gets help if this is another relapse.

1391 days ago
53.

Bubba    

Something strange about this face, seems he's wearing a mask. Could be some pharao.

1391 days ago
54.

cidroc    

dont know who he is so my last comment was a low blow i shouldnt pass judgment lets hope for the best

1391 days ago
55.

Boondoggle    

If TMZ were a respectable news outlet, they would have included a bit of background in the article for context. It's so easy to Google someone and find the information (like about the do***entary on Mario and his mom).

I'm thinking TMZ would rather have a bunch of racist and low-blow comments posted to their site. Makes more money for them.

1391 days ago
56.

PicklesLaRue    

They arrested him? But the white, teen mom from TLC whose assault on her baby-daddy was broadcast for the entire world to see is still strolling around free as a bird. Gee. What could possibly be the difference between these two domestic violence incidents?

1391 days ago
57.

stephanie    

Hey I WONDER IF HIS MOTHER STILL USE DRUGS

1391 days ago
58.

Boondoggle    

Wow, you can't say d-o-c-u-m-e-n-t-a-r-y on this site. I realize what it blocked out, but still that is hilarious on so many levels. I'm surprised it allowed "respectable," LOL.

1391 days ago
59.

stephanie    

PLEASE VISIT@wwwstephsinfo.blogspot.com

1391 days ago
60.

TyroneY    

There must be special reasons for him to act out of anger.

1391 days ago
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