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20-year-old Kaleb Paulson was involved in a Night Riderz (NR) Meetup on June 3rd and 17th, 2023, according to police. Night Riderz is one of the top street racer organizations that organize street takeovers and side shows in Nashville. Kaleb Paulson, the defendant, is a reported group leader. On June 3rd, MNPD Officers noticed Kaleb in a red Ford Mustang and others in the racing crew heading toward Space Park South, a known location for sideshow events. The Mustang was registered to Kaleb and had a sticker with “NR” representative of the Night Riderz racing crew, according to detectives. Police stopped Kaleb at Airpark Center Drive near BNA Airport, where Kaleb was wearing NR gear and had evidence of street racing in his vehicle. The Night Riderz also visited known locations on June 17th throughout Space Park South and Sidco-Powell Place. The MNPD officer saw the defendant leave the scene at the meet-up. MNPD Street Racer Initiative officers knew about his red Ford Mustang and Tennessee license plate. Warrants are outstanding for a large number of the ‘Night Riderz’ crew, according to police.
Kaleb J. Paulson of Fairwood Ct in Smyrna, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on August 21st, charged with three counts of riot and reckless endangerment. He is free on a $6,500 bond.