Singer Mario Arrested On Assault Charges
October 1, 2010 at 2:18 PM (PT)
Popular BALTIMORE-based R&B singer MARIO was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree assault today. MARIO 24, whose real name is MARIO DEWAR BARRETT, was arrested and released after posting $50,000 bond.
BALTIMORE police were called to the 900 block of FELL STREET, near downtown BALTIMORE, shortly before 1p today. SHAWNTIA HARDAWAY, MARIO’s mother, told officers that he was destroying property in the apartment they share. She further claimed that he pushed her and caused her minor pain, according to the police report.
When police arrived at the apartment they found a broken mirror, broken china and glass on the floor. HARDAWAY said it was the second time her son had put his hands on her in recent days. SHAWNTIA HARDAWAY is reported to be struggling with heroin addition.
MARIO has appeared on “DANCING WITH THE STARS” and in the films “FREEDOM WRITERS” and “STEP UP.” He is scheduled to appear in court on the assault charge NOVEMBER 9th.