Stephen Burns riots in the form of street racing in Davidson County

25-year-old Stephen Burns III was taken into custody for evading arrest, riot, and two counts of reckless endangerment on April 26th. On April 20th, officers conducted a Street Racing Initiative. Burns was observed as one of 3-5 vehicles that took over intersections and drifted around while street racers stood by and filmed. He participated as an active slider in “takeovers” and attended prior gatherings, where he contributed to the lawlessness and risked injury, death, or property damage via driving stunts. After investigating, warrants were issued for his arrest.

Shawn Murray jailed after sliding, fleeing police at Night Riderz street takeover

24-year-old Shawn Maurice Murray was taken into custody for evading arrest with a motor vehicle and reckless endangerment on March 21st. The Street Racer Investigation identified Murray as a prolific slider and a member of the takeover groups throughout Davidson County. Murray attended a Night Riderz street takeover event and conducted reckless driving behaviors at the intersection of Bell Road and Murfreesboro Pike on August 6th, 2023, observed by an MNPD aviation unit. Officers responded and tried to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle. Still, he fled and was followed by an aviation unit, during which he drove in a dangerous, reckless manner, creating the risk of death or severe injury. He eventually ditched his vehicle in front of his Walton Lane residence and ran into his house to hide from law enforcement. They collected his vehicle after he abandoned it, and a warrant was issued for his arrest on November 20th, 2023. An investigation revealed that Murray admitted to fleeing from MNPD and attempted to cover up his Evading Arrest by Motor Vehicle offense with Marcus Magee. Murray was booked on the outstanding warrant on March 21st.

Alexis Rodriguez-Guzman slides into jail after shooting fireworks at MNPD Helicopter during Nightriderz Takeover

22-year-old Alexis Rodriguez-Guzman was taken into custody for reckless endangerment and rioting on March 6th. On May 27th, 2023, Rodriguez-Guzman was identified as a street racer who had been heavily involved in the Nightriderz Hosted Memorial Day takeover event. Rodriguez-Guzman actively participated in riotous activities, including sliding, drifting, and whipping his motor vehicle through the intersection of Nolensville Pike and Elysian Fields Road, where pedestrians were present. Detectives discovered that Rodriguez-Guzman was a minor host and a well-known “slider” within the takeover community. Officers deemed his conduct to contribute to the overall chaos of the events from that night, which resulted in the lasering of an MNPD Helicopter and fireworks being fired off at it. Rodriguez-Guzman was taken into custody on March 6th.

William Sellars jailed after reckless driving on motorcycle in Nashville

32-year-old William Sellars was jailed Sunday evening after officers responded to reports from Air One that multiple motorcycles were doing burnout donuts in a parking lot on Old Hickory Boulevard. The police report stated that Sellars was using his vehicle in a reckless manner, causing severe danger to the public, as there were many individuals present during the time of the incident. Air One also advised that Sellars put black tape on his license plate and was shaking hands and taking pictures with the audience at the event. Air One gave police a description of Sellars’ motorcycle, and police were able to identify him and place him into custody.

Luis Lung jailed for attending street racer sideshow along with juvenile & girlfriend

Police say 21-year-old Luis Lung helped to organize the street racer meetup and sideshow at the Amazon property on Logistics Way in Antioch this weekend. Police observed him using his social media accounts, which were noted to be a member of the group organizing this event, which moved from Airpark Center East to Logistics Way as police followed. He also had his girlfriend and a 13-year-old juvenile in the vehicle with him.

Spectator Lytle Allen jailed for attending car sideshow event in Antioch as a bystander

20-year-old Lytle Allen was one of several street racers jailed Saturday night after a meetup on Logistics Way. Officers stated they had been following the group all night in an attempt to break it up as they continued to change locations. A group of 50-100 people remained when officers arrived at the Amazon property in Antioch, and they were spinning in the pit, placing multiple people in danger, according to police. Metro Nashville Police admit that Allen “did not actively participate in such behavior” himself, but stood in the proximity of such actions with other people.” He was taken into custody and charged with rioting for his participation as a spectator.

Police take down Jose Sandoval of “Most Active Boyz” street takeover group

20-year-old Jose Sandoval operates a social media business account for a street racing crew called Most Active Boyz and has hosted several street takeovers with his crew. On August 12th, he planned a takeover with several other “street racing crews,” which he made a flyer for and posted on the Most Active Boyz Instagram account. The crews went to several locations and hosted two street takeovers on Bell Road and Blue Hole Road in Antioch. Police say that behavior is considered riotous due to the nature of the danger it places the operators of the vehicles as well as the bystanders during the events of a street takeover. MNPD officers arrived at Nolensville and Elysian Fields and found that a street takeover was being hosted. Jose knowingly planned the takeovers ahead of time and did so with the use of the Instagram account that he runs. He was arrested on August 28th for the charge of inciting a riot.

Night Riderz round-up continues — Kaleb Paulson jailed for rioting

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.

Darius Bowins charged with rioting after participating in car sideshow in Nashville

21-year-old Darius Bowins is charged with rioting after participating in a car sideshow/meetup in Nashville this weekend. Police say he attended the event with Angel Shepherd, and they traveled from out of town to attend the event, which consisted of “lawless activities,” including trespassing and fleeing from police by various attendees. Police say she participated in and observed other portions of the events of the evening, and Bowins also word a mask, which was coordinated with other attendees.  

Police charge woman with rioting who attended car sideshow in Nashville — Angel Shepherd

19-year-old Angel Shepherd is charged with rioting after participating in a car sideshow/meetup in Nashville this weekend. Police say she attended the event with Darius Bowins, and they traveled from out of town to attend the event, which consisted of “lawless activities,” including trespassing and fleeing from police by various attendees. Police say she participated in and observed other portions of the events of the evening.  At the time of her arrest, Shepherd was also in possession of one marijuana joint.