Friday, October 01, 2010

Mario Arrested After Assaulting His Mother

According to Baltimore Sun, R&B singer Mario, was arrested early Friday after she told police that he struck her and destroyed their Fells Point apartment.The 24-year-old, whose full name is Mario Dewar Barrett, was charged with one count of second-degree assault and released after posting $50,000 bond.

An attorney representing the singer called the arrest "an unfortunate incident between a loving son and a mother who continues to struggle with a devastating addiction."

Police were called to the 900 block of Fell St. at about 12:50 a.m. and met his mother, Shawntia Hardaway, in the lobby. She was crying and told the officers that he was destroying property in the apartment they share and had pushed her, causing "minor pain," according to a police report.

When police went up to the apartment, they found a broken china cabinet and glass strewn across the floor, records show. A mirror was broken, and there was a hole in a closet door.

Hardaway told the officers that it was the second time her son had put his hands on her in recent days - on Sept. 27, she said, they got into an argument in which he pushed her "eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall," police wrote in charging documents.

"When this officer asked the victim if she fears for her life in reference to her son's actions, the victim replied 'yes'," the officer wrote.

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I dont know what really happened, but I dont condone violence, it really doesnt help anything.

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