New Orleans Rap Artist Arrested For Sending Child To School in a Rideshare

Image via GameOva Reedy Soundcloud

Local rap artist Reiona Oliver, aka “GameOva Reedy” was arrested on Tuesday after she tried to send her 5-year-old child to school in a rideshare vehicle.

According to the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office, Oliver was booked on charges of child desertion after she put her child in the rideshare at a residence in Chalmette and instructed the driver to take the child to her school in New Orleans.

However, instead of taking the child to school, the driver drove to the Sherriff’s Office substation in Arabi, where he told police he couldn’t take the child unaccompanied by an adult.

According to the driver, when he arrived to pick up his passenger, Oliver placed her child in the vehicle and informed him that she wouldn’t be riding along. He stated that he told Oliver he couldn’t take the child without an adult riding along, but said that she went back into the residence.

Oliver has said that the driver charged her for the ride, and if he couldn’t take the child, he shouldn’t have left her residence.  “If you felt that way you should have never pulled off you should’ve called the police in front of me,” Oliver said in an Instagram post. She also stated in a video that she wasn’t feeling well, and had been told that it would be OK for her to use the Lyft service to send her child to school.

Oliver now faces the possibility of up to six months in prison if she is found guilty of the child desertion charge.

Sources say that Oliver has made bond and is back home.

Jenn Bentley is a writer and editor originally from Cadiz, Kentucky. Her writing has been featured in publications such as The Examiner, The High Tech Society, FansShare, Yahoo News, and others. When she’s not writing or editing, Jenn spends her time raising money for Extra Life and advocating for autism awareness.

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