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MORE INFORMATION:Holt home invasion

HOLT   -- A Holt man beaten during a home invasion is expected to get out of the hospital soon.
He is being treated for injuries including a punctured lung.
It happened on the 400 block of Wallman Lane.

Okaloosa deputies arrested 30-year-old Douglass Martin from Milton.
Martin has a long rap sheet dating back to 2004.

He's been arrested for several crimes including battery and theft.
Deputies don't think this was a random home invasion.

Okaloosa deputies caught up with the suspect outside Brown's Grocery Store.
It's less than 3 miles from the home he's accused of forcing his way into.

He told deputies it was all a prank...
If it was, people say it wasn't a funny one.

Kaline Reddick, Neighbor
"It's not a funny at all, it's dangerous and you can get into a lot of trouble."
Kaline Reddick lives on Wallman Lane, a clay road with few homes.

It's surrounded by woods and a whole lot of silence.
Her neighbors are a half mile away, the Grices.

Deputies say this man paid the Grices a visit over the weekend.
He was wearing camos and his face was painted black.

He also had an ax handle and a butcher knife.
Kaline Reddick, Neighbor
It's a little scary that something like that happened, and I didn't even know about it.

Deputies say Douglas Martin beat one victim with the ax handle demanding money.
But the other one got away and called the police.

Kelley Fisher, Holt Resident
I'm totally surprised. This is a closed knit community and didn't think anything like that would happen here in Holt

Janice Stewart, Holt Resident
"It's really sad but most people here don't lock their doors, they don't lock their automobiles, and they don't do anything because we live here and we know everyone."

The Grice's say, despite his painted face they recognized Martin by his voice.
Deputies haven't said how Martin knew the victim's.

But Kaline says it's an eye-opener for her and her baby.
"Lock our doors, I mean that's the only that we can do."

Martin is in Okaloosa County Jail.
He's facing felony charges including home invasion.