A Dothan man faces a kidnapping charge, while police continue their search for two other suspects in the case.
Investigators say 30-year-old Keith Pitts and the other two suspects kidnapped a friend of a man who had won $15,000 gambling.
The suspects allegedly threatened to kill the victim unless the man handed over most of his winnings.
The victim was bound and left alone in a vacant house, but managed to free himself and escape.
Police spotted two of the suspects in a car and pulled them over.
Pitts was arrested, but 18-year-old Adrian Jones got away.
A third suspect in the case is also still being sought.