Mario’s mother Shawntia Hardaway told cops Mario had been “throwing and damaging property,” also that he 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 was eventually arrested early Friday morning (October 1) for 2nd degree assault. He was held on $50,000 bond, which he posted, and has since been released.
In 2007, Mario revealed his mother’s heroin addiction in the MTV documentary “I Won’t Love You To Death.” She is reportedly now sober.