Singer [lastfm]Mario[/lastfm], who’s hit “Let Me love You” is played on B96, was arrested in Baltimore this morning for allegedly assaulting his own mother in an apartment they share.
According to police, Mario’s mother Shawntia Hardaway, a former heroin addict, told cops Mario 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. She said he pushed her “eight feet into a living room wall, where Ms. Hardaway hit her head on the wall.”
Mario, real name Mario Dewar Bennett, was eventually arrested this morning for 2nd degree assault. He was released on $50,000 bond.