Man dies after being subdued by Brazoria deputies Houston Chronicle Copyright 2012 Houston Chronicle. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:02 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Authorities are awaiting autopsy results for a 52-year-old man, reportedly on drugs, who died after being subdued with pepper spray and handcuffed at a home in Brazoria County. When deputies arrived, authorities said, they found the living room in disarray and broken glass on the floor. Dortch was lying on the living room floor mumbling incoherently.