Police searching for hit and run suspect with previous offenses

The search continues for a man police say hit someone with his car then took off.

Lexington Police are looking for Hector Alviter-Rivera.

They identified him last night.

Investigators say his car hit 24-year-old Anthony Gibbs Saturday night as Gibbs was crossing Nicholasville Road near Surfside Drive.

Gibbs is now in critical condition at UK Hospital.

He's from Tennessee and was in Kentucky doing construction work.


Lexington police say they have named a suspect in last night's hit and run that left a man critically injured.

They say Hector Alviter-Rivera hit 24-year old Anthony Gibbs on Nicholasville Road around 10 o'clock last night and drove off.

Gibbs, is from Clinton, TN.

He was taken to UK hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say Alviter-Rivera will be charged with leaving the scene of a collision and tampering with physical evidence.

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  • by anoynomous Location: clinton tn on Dec 2, 2009 at 08:20 AM
    they should hang him up by his ...... or hit him the same way then run off and leave him like he did!!!!!!!
  • by jarome on Nov 23, 2009 at 11:10 AM
    i have read conflicting blogs about the victim, some have said he was "messed up" on something, drunk n caused a scene at a liquor store to he was hungry n asking for food at the mcdonalds. The post of him being "drunk" or "messed up" say he walked into the car. IF anyone knows the truth as to his condition or state of mind before being hit please post or email jarome12345@yahoo.com. I hope they catch the person who did hit him so that they can get his side. I'm just a person who knew the victim for what he really was and would like to know which post are ture....thanks
  • by shauni Location: maryville tn on Nov 19, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    anthony gibbs was my cousin and died last night. i hope something is done about it. he does need to go back to his own country.
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Nov 19, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    Well , it's official. A forieng national has come to the United States and murdered an American citizen, and thanks to Lexington's mayor, will get off scot-free. I think it's high time that the United States closes the southern border and plants a minefield to keep the illegals out. That way. crime will go down.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 at 03:28 AM
    Send the stupid SOB back to his third world country, NOW
  • by Billy Bob on Nov 18, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    This statement sounds familiar : Think about it the next time you hire a company to do work for you...most construction, home improvement companies, landscaping, fence building, etc. hire these individuals because they are hard workers and will work for less. You can also get the same workforce in SEKY.
  • by Michael Location: Lexington on Nov 17, 2009 at 06:36 PM
    Thanks NKyCop for clearing that up. It still should be a felony for a hit and run... I cannot think of a reason that someone would run after an accident that wouldn't be malicious. The scenario that comes to mind is in the case of DUI... so again, in KY, you're rewarded for "getting away" with a DUI in the case of a MVC by running. Sober up, then go back the next day and get your misdemeanor or hope you don't get caught.
  • by Jane Location: Lexington on Nov 17, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    The headline says he had previous offenses. Would you like to share what they were? How can you run over a human being and leave them to die in the rd? Not normal behavior. This pc of crap ran for some reason. Since the border has been opened wide crime has skyrocketed. Do all of them drive drunk with no insurance? I'm thinking massive deportation and armed soldiers at teh border.
  • by grumpy on Nov 17, 2009 at 05:48 AM
    here legal or not they drive with out ins thats illegal no insurance should be a feloney deport him any way
  • by NKYCop Location: NKY on Nov 16, 2009 at 05:14 PM
    well Micheal yes..hit and run is a misd. in KY BUT if you cause injury or death you can be charged w/ murder, manslaughter, reckless homicide. He is prob looking at manslaughter if the guy dies. As for Hispanics w/ no license..I have literally taken one to jail for no license, cleared the jail, had his car towed for no insurance, and turned right back around and arrested him the very next day for the same thing, in the same car. It's a joke INS will not deport unless you have a felony or serious charge, they say they are to busy to deport a violation or misd. It's a joke the way they have no penalties for breaking the law and another problem is that half the time they don't show up for court and its hard to track them, due to them changing names and buying cheap ID's w/ thier picture and false names.
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