The death of a Dickson County man in a west Tennessee prison is under investigation. 34-year-old William Earl “Beetle” Burgess Jr. died Saturday in the Northwest Correctional Complex in Tiptonville where he was serving 12 years for multiple burglary and theft convictions. Tennessee Department of Correction Communications Director Dorinda Carter said the death is under investigation. “There were no obvious signs of foul play. We are awaiting the results of a toxicology report,” Carter said in an email Tuesday. Carter did not provide any additional details about the investigation. Court records show Burgess pleaded guilty in February 2012 to four counts of burglary, four counts of theft and three counts of failing to register changes to his residence on the Tennessee Sex Offenders Registry and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. In 1998, he pleaded guilty to statutory rape and was placed on probation. The Tennessee Department of Correction website says Burgess began serving his sentence in December 2011 and would have been eligible for parole consideration in December. A funeral service for Burgess is set for 2 pm today at Dickson Funeral Home.