A New Madrid County man could spend the next 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to robbing a local truck stop. Jacob Patrick of Matthews entered his plea to first-degree robbery Tuesday before Judge Fred Copeland for robbing the Love’s Truck Stop at Matthews on April 30th. Authorities say Patrick was armed with a handgun, demanded money from the cashier, who handed over the cash drawer. Patrick ran from the business across the highway to the Flying J Truck Stop. Officer Anthony Comstock says in the probable cause statement that the robbery was recorded on the video surveillance and he was also on video at another truck stop, where a waitress identified him. She told officers that he attempted to get a ride from some people leaving the restaurant, offering them $300, which they refused. After being taken into custody Patrick told officers the he had disposed the gun in a wooded area in front of the Flying J Truck Stop.