He is charged with several counts of child neglect.
A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a Minot man accused of leaving his three young children home alone and threatening a convenience store clerk with a knife.
Minot Daily News said the state agreed to the deal which would have dismissed some charges against 27-year-old Christian Joel Henry. Among the charges against Henry are several counts of child neglect.
He's accused of leaving the children, ages 5, 2 and an infant, home alone in October. The oldest child left the house in blizzard-like conditions to look for her parents before a neighbor found her and called police.
Henry is also accused of threatening the clerk with a knife in August about a stolen cell phone.