NEWARK – The following people have been charged with criminal offenses in Licking County’s Common Pleas Court.

David C. Mason, 40, last known address 11 Arch St., Newark, charged with a count of each violating a police officer’s order or signal, a third degree crime; Having guns under a handicap is a third degree crime; improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle, a fourth degree crime; and increased possession of methamphetamine, a fifth-degree crime.

On March 11, Mason was suspected of deliberately operating a vehicle to escape or escape a police officer after receiving a visual or audible signal to stop. He had a handicapped weapon and a loaded firearm in a vehicle accessible to the operator or other passenger without leaving the vehicle and having methamphetamine, according to the prosecution.

Bradley J. Hinkle, 35, last known address 13247 Lafayette Road, Utica, was charged with a count of increased methamphetamine possession and trading in methamphetamine, both second-degree crimes.

On March 11, Hinkle was charged with suspected of having and distributing methamphetamine or preparing to distribute it.

Rodrick M. Saunders, 41, last known address, 76 Curtis Ave., Newark, was charged with a count of increased methamphetamine possession and trading in methamphetamine, both first-degree crimes.

On March 24, Saunders was charged with suspected of having and selling or offering methamphetamine in order to sell it.

Drew D. Daniels, 41, last known address 39 Smith St., Croton, charged with theft, a fourth degree felony; and break and enter, a crime of the fifth degree.

On March 12, Daniels was suspected of stealing property or services and breaking into an unoccupied structure with the intention of the prosecution.

Jacob T. Stafford, 29, last known address 331 Brentwood Dr., Newark, was charged with a census of aggravated possession of methamphetamine, a fifth degree crime.

On November 12th, Stafford was charged with suspected of having methamphetamine.

Travis A. Dick, 22, last known address 1165 Homer Road NW, Utica, has been charged with two incidents of improper use of firearms in a motor vehicle, fourth and fifth degree crimes.

On March 19, Dick was suspected of carrying or having a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle accessible to the operator or passenger without leaving the vehicle while his blood, breath or urine allegedly had alcohol, a listed controlled substance or a listed metabolite contained a controlled substance that is prosecuted to be banned from being used by anyone operating a vehicle.

Gloria A. Sickles, 44, last known address 13546 Shell Beach Road NE, Lot 43, Thornville, has been charged with one-time illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits, a fifth degree crime.

Between February 5 and February 23, Sickles was suspected of providing additional nutritional benefits, WIC program benefits, or electronically transmitted benefits under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, according to the indictment.

Lexxy J. Gilliland, 21, Last Known Address, 13546 Shell Beach Road NE, Lot 43, Thornville, has been charged with one-time illegal use of food stamps or WIC program benefits, a fifth-degree crime.

Between February 5 and February 23, Gilliland was suspected of having, buying, selling, using, modifying, accepting, or transferring additional nutritional benefits, WIC benefits, or electronically transmitted benefits in any way, which was not approved by the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 or the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, according to the indictment.

Charles D. Miller Jr., 19, last known address 1886 Moreland Ct., Grove City, charged with one-time breaking and intrusion, a fifth degree felony.

Between March 23 and March 24, Miller was charged with breaking into an unoccupied structure in order to commit a theft crime.

Christian L. Hughes, 32, last known address 580 Glenbrook Dr., Newark, was charged with a number of domestic violence, a fourth degree crime.

On March 21, Hughes was charged with knowingly causing or attempting physical harm to a family or household member.

Scott A. Stuck, 32, last known address 59 W. Harrison St., Newark, was charged with a number of domestic violence, a third-degree crime.

On March 20, Stuck was charged with knowingly trying to harm a family or household member.

Justin J. Gaul, 33, last known address 4289 Hickman Road NE, Lot 34, Newark, has been charged with a number of domestic violence, a fourth degree crime.

On March 19, Gaul was charged with suspecting or attempting physical harm to a family or household member.