Jerome Jones, 30, and Jarvis Logan, 18, are both charged with aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery.
Jones was seeking help from Peoria's "Don't Shoot" program. He was on parole from a 2011 drug conviction.
Police say the pair kidnapped an elderly man on January 5th, then took him to a home on Widenham street. The pair allegedly bound and beat the man then left him. Then the man escaped.
Jones is being held in the Peoria County Jail on $500,000 bond. Logan is being held on $250,000 bond.
The Peoria police chief says the arrest of Jones is especially disappointing, but there are no free passes with "Don't Shoot."
"Anyone who gets involved will do so on their own, anyone who seeks help will do so on their own initiative, and we'll help them just like we helped Jerome," said police chief Steve Settingsgaard. "But if they continue to commit crime and it comes to our attention, we are going to take action like we always have - and prosecute vigorously."
A third suspect in the kidnapping is still on the loose. Police say he's the brother of Jerome Jones.