AUBURN (CBS13) – Two suspects accused of a multi-county crime spree including the brutal beating of an elderly man in his Nevada County home appeared in court for the first time today.

Court appointed attorneys for 22-year-old Dillon McMahon and 19-year-old John Adrian both entered not guilty pleas on behalf of their clients who are being held in the Placer County Jail without bail.

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The two are suspected of stealing a car in Placer County then driving to Nevada County where they allegedly beat 81-year-old James Wright with a crowbar in his Penn Valley home.  Wright is still hospitalized with serious head injuries.

The two suspects were later captured in a stolen car after leading officers on a pursuit that eventually ended in Yuba County.

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Today, McMahon and Adrian heard the charges against them in Placer County.  McMahon was charged with two counts of carjacking, one count of kidnapping, one count of kidnapping during commission of a carjacking and one count of conspiracy to commit a crime. All are felonies.

Adrian was charged with a felony count of carjacking and one felony count of conspiracy to commit a crime.

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Both are also being held on a warrant from Nevada County on an attempted murder charge.